June Field

Some might not know June Field, but they benefit from her contribution to the poker world. Though she won a WSOP bracelet in the Ladies seven-card stud tournament in 1982, it was her background in journalism that led her to make her mark in poker. June founded Card Player magazine in 1988. “I wanted a media vehicle that would be a reliable source for advertisers and readers alike…one they could turn to and find out what’s happening, where it’s happening, and who is making it happen. Our slogan was “the magazine for those who play to win,” said June. She also founded Card Player Cruises and Classic Poker Cruises. After some time, she founded another poker magazine called Poker Digest, which later merged with Casino Player magazine. She is now retired and living in Las Vegas.