Biography

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

see more

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…

undefined

In 2018, Kara had her first child with her husband, Giovanni.

undefined

She used to train and compete as a Thai boxer.

undefined

She doesn’t like scary movies.

undefined

Even though she’s a presenter now, she used to get terrible stage fright.

undefined

She grew up on a farm in northern Alberta.

More About Kara

Awards EGR logoPokerListing logo
         

VHL Ontario Limited, 601-701 Europort, Gibraltar, is licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO).
Please play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem please call 1-866-531-2600 or visit Connex Ontario.
For more information on support tools, please visit our Responsible Gambling page.