When you look at Cyndy Violette, you would not think that she is a female poker professional. With her nice smile and charming features, it is hard to think that she actually knows how to play poker. But she does. As a matter of fact, she already has a World Series of Poker bracelet.
Born in Queens, New York on August 19, 1959, Cyndy Violette was already playing poker even as a child. She usually played with her family and relatives. When her family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when she was only twelve years old, she became more exposed to the world of gambling. As soon as she reached the legal gambling age, she started going to casinos to play poker more seriously. She became so involved with the gambling industry that she even worked as a poker and blackjack dealer for quite some time.
It was in 1984 when Cyndy Violette earned her very first poker winnings from a tournament that was conducted in Lake Tahoe. She used such money in launching her career as a female poker professional. Unfortunately, her goal of becoming a successful female poker professional was temporarily stopped when she got married because she wanted to devote her time to her husband. From Las Vegas, she moved to Washington State with her husband.
It was during that time that Cyndy Violette realized how much she missed playing poker. And so in 1990, she decided to make herself visible once again in the poker scene. She joined a tournament that was conducted at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and won US$62,000. Although she was living in Washington, she did not mind going to Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas to play poker.
It was in 1993 when Cyndy Violette and her husband divorced. She moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey and started to have all the time to play poker professionally. From then on, this female poker professional become a regular participant of the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.
When Cyndy Violette returned to the poker scene, she proved that she was still as skillful as before. And as she began to participate in poker events more often, she just became more and more skillful.
In 2004, this female poker professional joined the Seven Card Stud High-Low Split event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and earned a WSOP bracelet. That year, there were three female poker professionals who earned WSOP bracelets. Aside from her, the other winners were Annie Duke and Kathy Liebert. The cash prize of Cyndy Violette was worth US$135,900.
Cyndy Violette just could not stop herself from feeling very proud of her WSOP bracelet. She once said that earning it is one of the most significant things to have happened in her life.