Kara Scott: 888Poker's Newest Ambassador6 years ago
When Kara Scott attended the American Poker Awards last night, she did so as the newest ambassador for 888poker, after signing a deal with the online room earlier this week.
The well-known presenter and player – who has amassed $643,880 in live tournament earnings, placing her at 99th in the all-time Canadian money-winners list – is a mainstay in the poker broadcasting world, having previously worked for Sky Poker, PokerStars’ EPT, GSN’s High Stakes Poker programme, and the WSOP broadcasts on ESPN.
Speaking of her new role, Scott declared:
I've long been impressed with 888poker's focus on providing a great player experience. I'm a big believer in just how much fun poker can be and adore being involved with the recreational side of the game, as well as the more serious side.
888 Holdings Senior VP & Head of B2C, Itai Pazner, stated:
All of us here at 888poker are thrilled that Kara has joined our team. Her achievements and outlook on the game and the industry are exactly what 888poker stands for and we look forward to having her on board.”
Her broadcast work has also seen her nominated for Poker Presenter of the Year at the Global Poker Index American Poker Awards, the ceremony designed ‘to celebrate the most influential and recognized actors of the American poker industry over the last year.’
Scott finds herself up against Sarah Herring, Joseph Stapleton, and David Tuchman in this category. However, it speaks to her ability that she will host the ceremonies in the other awards, which include GPI Player of the Year, Poker Innovation of the Year, Breakout Performance of the Year and a slew of other titles up for grabs.
Awarded by a combination of Nomination Vote & Jury, the APA describes the prestigious award as follows:
Poker presenters are an integral part to any broadcast, live stream, or for any news organization covering poker events.
The event, held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, will also see Scott serve as official draft commissioner for the Global Poker League draft, and the event was due to be livestreamed on TwitchTV.
As if all this weren’t enough, her new role as 888poker ambassador will be celebrated with a $3,000 Welcome Kara Scott Free Tournament, which will run on Monday 29th February at 19:05 GMT. Scott will have a bounty of $100 placed on her head, and no password is required to play in the event.
Scott’s career as a player saw her scoop €312,600 ($413,612) at the 2009 PaddyPower Irish Open €3,500 buy-in Main Event, which came shortly after her first big cash for £26,000 ($50,977) at the PartyPoker SportsStars Challenge in Maidstone, England in 2008. Scott was a brand ambassador for PartyPoker for four years until 2014.
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