Lupe’s involvement in poker is extensive.  She is a member of many associations, and industry related partnerships. However, Lupe is best known for the companies and associations she has personally founded and developed.

After 20 years in the poker industry, she was recognized and inducted into the prestigious Women in Poker Hall of Fame – Class of 2018.

Some of Lupe’s Creations:


pokerchix300Poker Chix (Now on Facebook) – Founded in 2002, Poker Chix is the first online poker club for women. Before Facebook and other social media outlets, poker forums were all the rage. Poker Chix grew to over 2500 members and has since moved to the Facebook platform. Many women who frequented Poker Chix, are still great friends to this day. Poker chicks truly became a sisterhood.

Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS Tour) – The original poker tour for women founded in 2004.  LIPS continues to create poker festivals dedicated to women poker players. Its focus is to bring women into the sport of poker and open doors for women in poker rooms everywhere.

Senior Poker Tour – Senior Poker Tour (SPT) was established in 2013 and brings World Class tournaments with a variety of poker games to players 50 and older. SPT – For the Prime Time Player! Features senior players in a traveling series of events. Each series is filled with a wide variety of games that many grew up on – Texas Holdem, Omaha 8, Stud 8, Horse, and Pot Limit Omaha.

Women in Poker Hall of Fame – Designed to honor women in poker who have acquired prominence and have made significant contributions to the poker world. The Hall, with its charter induction in 2008, records the history of women who are recognized by the poker world for their achievements.  


Women’s Poker Association (WPA) –  is a global membership-based, all-volunteer, professional 501c3 organization formed to promote, develop, and professionalize the advancement of women in poker by heightening the exposure of current women poker players while encouraging and developing new women players.

WPA actively advocates for women in poker. We bridge the gap between players and the industry by initiating conversations and avenues to elevate the experience of poker.

We seek opportunities to empower women thru conferences, workshops, training, networking and social events with a focus on community, education and skill development.

Poker Gives – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc

Poker Gives came about when many generous poker players in Las Vegas wanted to “do good” in our community. And when we say generous, we mean it. Through poker events and private pledges Poker Gives has been able to help hundreds of military families and serve thousands in the homeless community with toiletries, water, clothing and other various survival supplies. Poker Gives is an official fundraising arm of all Vegas Connected Inc programs.