Hey poker players… It’s time to #RAISEITUP

What? Why?

A while back WPA Leaders attended the WPT Women’s Summit where industry representatives discussed reasons why more women aren’t playing poker in live venues, and what can be done to change it. The overwhelming conclusion was poker isn’t a very welcoming environment for women. Whether real or perceived, the fear of harassment at the tables exists and we need to address it.

WPA’s answer? A call to ACTION

This isn’t a women’s poker issue. It’s an industry wide issue. We must improve the poker experience on all levels.

From players to poker rooms it’s up to us to change and support our industry. It starts with awareness and a demand for change. We must declare a zero tolerance of abuse and expect better behavior from everyone involved. Only then will we have a chance at growing the game we love.

What do we do?

We RAISE IT UP – Raise the RESPECT + FUN = Growth in Poker



The “Raise It Up” Movement is a formal conversation with the industry for the benefit of all. Poker players recognize in order to expand the game, the culture and environment in poker needs to be elevated. Together, poker players, industry partners and poker rooms become the driving force for growth in poker.


To Elevate the Game of Poker
The Raise It Up global movement recognizes the need to raise the RESPECT and FUN in poker. We endorse a zero tolerance of abuse and harassment policy in all of poker. When we RAISE the culture of inclusion, diversity and respect, we ELEVATE the game and promote GROWTH in poker.

We Need Your Help

Personally commit to RAISE the RESPECT level & foster the FUN of poker so we can GROW the game. With every player and industry person making this commitment, we can effectively create change.

You Count

A unified voice can be heard globally. Together, we not only improve playing conditions, but we welcome new players to the game. Register below and be counted as a person who wants change.

“Like”, “Follow”, and “Hashtag” the #RaiseItUp movement in all your social media – Share the #RaiseItUp movement with your friends and local poker rooms and tell us about your poker experiences by using the #RaiseItUp – #pokertakesastand #pokerspeaksup hashtags in your social media posts.



GET YOUR FREE #RaiseItUp Patch
Show the world you’re committed to elevate and grow the game of poker.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER (Just pay shipping & handling)

OR – Pick up a free patch at any WPA event from a WPA Advocate


Poker rooms can become certified as a Raise It Up Poker Room

Please click here for details: POKER ROOM CERTIFICATION

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