Lyle Berman and Wendeen met 25 years ago at the main event at the World Series of Poker. A thriving businessman, Lyle was also a champion poker player long before Wendeen became the first woman to cash in the WSOP final event.
Lyle and Wendeen have remained friends over the years, with their paths linked by their respective adventures in the gaming business and at the poker tables. Lyle went on to found Lakes Gaming and the World Poker Tour. Wendeen counts 35 casino clients on her legal consulting company’s roster, and 7 cashes at the WSOP.
Today, each of them is making plans to do battle at the 42nd World Series of Poker main event—and maybe a dinner or two. At summer’s end they’ll meet up again at Lyle’s fabulous ranch in Telluride— the quintessential mix of an adult camp and a plus ultra resort. They share a love of hard work and they know how to have fun!