Born in northern Alberta, Canada, Scott moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 and worked in the UK media until 2009 when she moved to California. Having trained in Muay Thai while she lived in Canada, she landed the job of sports presenter for the Five martial arts show “Now is the Time: Night of Combat” and moved on to associate produce the show as well.
Kara Scott said: “I’ve long been impressed with 888poker’s focus on providing a great player experience,” said Scott, who has continually described herself as a poker enthusiast rather than a professional player.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. Joining the 888poker team is a fantastic milestone for my career and I feel honoured to be representing such a key player in the poker industry. I’m also really excited to be a part of its impressive team of ambassadors. I am looking forward to a bright and successful future with 888poker.”
She has played in various television poker tournaments broadcast on Challenge and Five, primarily in celebrity heats. She won the celebrity heat of the PartyPoker.net World Woman’s Open which aired on Five in late 2007, before going on to win the first main heat and placing 6th in the final. In 2008, she won the PartyPoker Sports Star Challenge. Scott finished second at the Irish Open in 2009, winning €312,600. As of 2010, her total live poker tournament winnings exceed $550,000.
In celebration of Scott’s addition to the team, 888poker will feature Scott in the $3,000 Welcome Kara Scott Free Tournament, running on Monday, Feb. 29, at 19:05 GMT. The tournament will offer a $100 bounty on Scott, and there is no password required to enter.