August 11, 1977, Alberta, Canada
Santa Barbara, California
Canadian TV personality, journalist and poker player.
$545,787 (Includes all tournament winnings)
Kara Scott is one among the sexiest and hottest ladies of poker industry, popularly known for being the only one to cash in from both the 2008 and the 2009 WSOP main events.
At the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 buy-in Main Event, Scott finished in 104th place out of a field of 6,844 players, winning $41,816 and at the 2009 WSOP Main Event, she finished 238th out of a field of 6,494 players, winning $32,963.
As a matter of fact, she is not only the second woman in history to cash in from back-to-back WSOP events but also the only woman to represent Party Poker as part of Team Party.
In 2002, Kara Scott started her career as a program presenter and since then she has worked in the UK media until 2009 as a sports presenter for martial arts show “Now is the Time: Night of Combat”, hostess of the first series of the 2006 World Series of Backgammon, one of the hosts of “Poker Night Live” and some more other shows.
She has also had the opportunity to write for columns for magazines such as “Flush,” “Poker Player Magazine,” “CardPlayer Magazine,” “UK Poker News” and “Gambling Online magazine.”
Having been in a role of a presenter on television for poker for over a long time and other televised gambling events, Kara Scott, finally aimed at becoming a professional poker player. And, just by reading prepared and drafted scripts, Scott developed disinterest in them and finally immersed herself in all aspects of the game and soon she became an expert in the game’s strategy.
Having already played in a variety of television poker tournaments in late 2007, she won the celebrity heat of the PartyPoker.net World Woman’s Open which aired on ‘Five’. She won the first main heat and placed 6th in the final of that event. In 2008, she won the PartyPoker Sports Star Challenge and finished second at the Irish Open in 2009, winning €312,600.
As of 2008, Kara Scott was a popular face on Sky Poker and when, in the month of August of the same year, she announced that she has planned to leave Sky Poker with an aspiration to focus on being a professional poker player. Since then, Scott has continued her winning momentum and as of 2009 she has won in excess of $550,000 from live poker tournaments.
While Scott remained part of the poker world for over a long time as a presenter and was even a well-recognized face in poker. Today, she is a professional poker player and the host of GSN’s High Stakes Poker where she holds the role of conducting direct interviews with the players as the game progresses. She joined ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event as a “sideline” reporter. Her great sense of the complex relationship between odds, instinct and guts enabled her naturally fit for poker, which was the next twist her career hopefully would take.