Lupe's Poker Life

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

In 2018, Lupe was recognized and inducted into the prestigious Women in Poker Hall of Fame – Class of 2018.

Some of Lupe's Creations:


Poker 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 first poker tour in the world for women. LIPS was founded in 2004 and continues to create poker festivals dedicated to women poker players.

The focus of the LIPS Tour is to bring women into the sport of poker by creating events for players of all levels. We 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!

SPT 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 (WiPHoF) – 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.  

A decade later, the Hall is a distinguished entity in the poker industry with over 20 inductees.  The Hall has established a precedence of what it is to give of your time and talents to the game of poker.


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.  All women who play poker should become a member of this organization. Collectively, we have a voice in an industry where women are extremely underrepresented. 

WPA is not a poker tour. WPA actively advocates for women in poker and support those entities who create events and festivals for women by celebrating the success of women players by promoting women only events, supplying promotional materials and featuring the success of women in the game through our social media channels. 

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.


Women in Poker – International Women’s Poker Championship – (In Development)

Never before has a comprehensive festival been created for women. The International Women’s Poker Championship Series (IWPC) is an experience you won’t want to miss. 

The IWPC festival includes cash poker tournaments, parties, conference, a historical luncheon, shopping, charity event and more! All with other women with a passion for poker. 



Mike Sexton All American Poker Circuit – (In Development)

Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton was not only one of the greatest Ambassadors for the game of poker, he was a patriot, an athlete, a family man and philanthropist. We honor his legacy with the “Mike Sexton All American Poker Circuit”.

Mike loved his country and he was a philanthropist.  In this spirit, a “Salute to Heroes” Tournament which honors all Veterans and First Responders with an AAPC collector’s commemorative challenge coin. This event and a percentage of the entire tour benefits Poker Gives – the charity Mike and other poker royals founded.

The 6-day festival, includes a Senior & Ladies Championships a Charity Event (Poker Gives) and the Main Event honoring Mike Sexton and his legacy. Additionally, the Main Event creates the All American Circle of Champions, the best amateur poker players in the US.