Lena Evans to be an Ante Up Magazine Editor at Large

July 25, 2018, Scott Long  

Lena Evans, co-founder of Poker League of Nations and CEO of Helix Poker, has joined Ante Up as an Editor at Large.

Evans, a two-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, will contribute columns exploring issues affecting women at the poker table, profiles of women in poker and will work with Ante Up to cross-promote its brand with Poker League of Nations, the world’s largest and most internationally-represented women’s poker organization, and Helix Poker, a worldwide open touring series.

Evans has already begun staking players in Ante Up Poker Tour events, will work with AUPT partners on adding women’s events to their schedules and will host a group of her players on the April 20, 2019, Ante Up Poker Cruise.

“It’s easy to see how Lena has been so successful at the poker tables and in business,” said Scott Long, publisher of Ante Up Poker Media LLC with Christopher Cosenza. “We look forward to the combined power of our brands expanding and improving opportunities for women in poker, and creating unique and innovative events for all poker players.”

“I am delighted and honored to enter a symbiotic partnership with Ante Up with a view of engendering more opportunities for women across the entire poker spectrum,” Evans said. “We are desirous of expanding into a worldwide audience, with a particular view on increasing the participation of women in open events through the PLON staking initiative, which as a net result will increase prize pools and open player fields in a wide range of tours internationally, in support of the poker industry overall.“