Biography

Kara Scott is a Canadian-born poker personality, host, commentator and player who has travelled the world through poker, and in 2019 launched The Heart of Poker podcast in partnership with 888poker. Among the guests she has hosted on the show are Xuan Liu, Fedor Holz, Vanessa Kade, Phil Galfond, Poker Hall of Fame member Mori Eskandani, and the WPT's Vince Van Patten.Kara has been playing poker since the mid-2000s, finishing runner-up for $413,612 in the 2009 Irish Poker Open, and 104th out of a field of 6,844 players in the 2008 WSOP Main Event. Kara moved to the UK from her native Canada in 1999. There, she hosted the first live internet poker show, 'Poker Night Live'. To satisfy her appetite for poker, she regularly wrote columns for trade magazines while honing her skills. Her name became synonymous with the poker scene in 2010 when she co-produced the "High Stakes Poker" series on GSN. Following this work, she joined the ESPN team to cover the 2011 WSOP Main Event. Her face has been seen around the world and Kara is now one of the most recognisable personalities in the poker world.In March 2016, Kara joined our team of ambassadors. Her skills as a poker player and presenter were thoroughly tested and it was clear that she would be a great addition to Team888.

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Kara Scott Career Highlights

Year Event Name Place Prize
2019 888poker LIVE Barcelona Ladies Event 1st $1,407
2016 888Live Local Series London, London 3rd $14,341
2019 888poker LIVE Barcelona €2,200 High Roller 3rd $25,715
2013 WPT GRAND PRIX DE PARIS, Paris 14th $26,937
2013 44th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas (Event #40) 17th $18,700
2009 Irish Open 2009, Dublin 2nd $413,612
2008 39th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas – Main Event 104th $41,816
2008 Sports Stars Challenge III, Maidstone 1st $50,977

5 Facts You Didn’t Know…

1
In 2018, Kara had her first child with husband Giovanni
2
She used to train and compete as a Thai boxer.
3
She does not like scary movies.
4
She is now a presenter, but used to have severe stage fright.
5
She grew up on a farm in northern Alberta.
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