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20th Anniversary of LIPS

2024 Marks 20 Years of Celebrating Women in Poker

Ladies International Poker Series has indeed been an influential platform for women poker players. It was created to provide opportunities for women to come together, play poker, improve their skills, and build lasting connections. The community aspect of LIPS is its most special feature, fostering friendships and for many, a sisterhood among women who share a love for the game.

Our 20th Anniversary, marks two decades of supporting and empowering women in poker. We didn’t arrive here without the support of many poker entities and poker room partnerships. When LIPS started, we were on the heels of World Poker Tour who solidified 3rd party relationships in casinos in the US. (THANK YOU!) We came full circle when WPT invited LIPS to collaborate with the first televised poker for women, WPT Ladies Night Invitational. Another fortunate relationship happened in 2005, with the World Series of Poker Circuit Tour. We were honored to host some of the largest fields for women’s poker in those first four years. In the past 20 years, we have enjoyed relationships with numerous poker organizations (too many to count!) and over 40 poker rooms around the US and abroad. It is with our humble gratitude and thanks to all of those operators, who understood the need for women’s events and were willing to host LIPS over the years. We would never achieved this milestone without your support!

In celebration, LIPS is hosting a 20th Anniversary Tour – “Twenty Stops for Twenty Years in 2024”. Yes, it’s an ambitious and lofty goal, but it’s time to celebrate in a big way! All our final table events are celebrated by Women’s Poker Association too!


SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Introducing a 20-Year Anniversary Player of the Year competition! Each stop of our Anniversary Tour will be tracked for a POY Leaderboard.

Our POY Winner receives:

  • 20th Year Anniversary POY Trophy
  • Entry to the 2025 WSOP Ladies Championship
  • Entry to the 2025 WPT Ladies Championship
  • Entry to the 2025 LIPS National Championship
  • A custom LIPS 20th Year Anniversary commemorative jacket

We’ll be adding to the schedule throughout the year and hope to see many of you for the epic 20th Anniversary celebration! Any poker rooms who would like to host a anniversary stop, please feel free to contact us!

And to all who have hosted LIPS, worked for LIPS, played in LIPS, we THANK YOU!