Allyn Jaffrey Shulman – Class of 2014
With over one million dollars in poker tournament winnings, Allyn has demonstrated superior poker skills by winning her gold bracelet and $603,713 prize in the 2012 WSOP Seniors with 4,128 entrants. At the time, this was the largest field ever for a one day starting field in a land based casino. She was the first woman in 249 bracelet events to win a bracelet other than a ladies event. She proved she wasn’t a “one hit wonder” by winning the 2013 Venetian Deepstacks $5K Championship with 262 players where she won 1st place and $293,966.
Allyn’s skills go beyond the poker tables. She is one of the world’s leading experts on online gambling law. Having been a practicing criminal defense for over 30 years, her expertise lies in the area of complex legal analysis, issues of constitutional magnitude, police and judicial misconduct and contempt of court. She testified before the North Dakota Senate regarding online gaming when they were attempting to be the first State to authorize online gaming. Allyn is also a former Board member of Poker Player Alliance and the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.