Kara Scott is a Canadian-born poker personality, host, presenter, commentator and player who has travelled the world with poker. After years of proving herself as both a poker player and presenter, in 2016, Kara became an 888poker Ambassador. In 2019, Kara partnered with 888poker to launch The Heart of Poker Podcast . Some of the guests she’s had on the show include Xuan Liu, Fedor Holz, Vanessa Kade, Phil Galfond, Poker Hall of Famer Mori Eskandani, and the WPT’s Vince Van Patten, to name a few. Kara moved from Canada to the United Kingdom in 1999 and has been involved in the poker industry since the mid 2000's. She satiated her thirst for all things poker by writing a regular column for industry magazines while sharpening her personal poker skills. She pocketed her biggest single win in 2009 for a respectable $413,612 after finishing runner-up in the long-running Irish Poker Open. Another notable achievement came in the 2008 WSOP Main Event when she placed 104th out of 6,844 entrants. She hosted the very first live poker internet show called Poker Night Live in the mid-2000’s, but her name became synonymous with the poker scene in 2010 when she co-hosted GSN's High Stakes Poker series. That job led to her joining ESPN's coverage team for the 2011 WSOP Main Event. Her face seen worldwide, Kara is now one of poker's most recognizable celebrities
Kara Scott Career Highlights
888poker LIVE Barcelona Ladies Event
888Live Local Series London, London
888poker LIVE Barcelona €2,200 High Roller
WPT GRAND PRIX DE PARIS, Paris
44th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas (Event #40)
Irish Open 2009, Dublin
39th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas – Main Event
Sports Stars Challenge III, Maidstone
5 Facts You Didn’t Know…
In 2018, Kara had her first child with her husband, Giovanni.
She used to train and compete as a Thai boxer.
She doesn’t like scary movies.
Even though she’s a presenter now, she used to get terrible stage fright.
She grew up on a farm in northern Alberta.