Phyllis Caro Yazbek

Phyllis Caro – Class of 2011

Born on June 17, 1947, Phyllis graduated from Hunter College in 1969. Ten years later, she ventured into the poker realm when she worked as a dealer at the El Cortez Casino in Las Vegas. That led to stints dealing in other card rooms, eventually leading to a chance meeting with her future husband at the Golden Nugget.

From 1984 to 1995, Phyllis worked alongside her husband at the Bicycle Casino in California, serving in a number of different poker capacities. She eventually parted ways, and in July of 1995, Phyllis became Director of Poker Operations at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, California, a position she still holds today. The success of that 60-table room over the past 16 years has been attributed to Phyllis’ intense dedication and knowledge of poker.

Phyllis Caro may only have a few notable cashes to her name, but her contributions to the game on the industry side definitely earned her a spot in the WiPHOF.