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Kara Scott And PartyPoker Part Ways

Pair End Their Four-Year Relationship


Poker pro Kara Scott announced this week that she will no longer be serving as a brand ambassador for PartyPoker, one of the largest poker sites in the world.

PartyPoker has an online poker product in the state of New Jersey, in addition to offerings in many foreign countries. The site now only has World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton listed on its site as a “Team Pro.”

Scott, who hails from Canada, wrote in her blog that the split is due to the company shifting its focus away from TV projects, which she says was a large part of her job description. Here is her full statement:

I’d like to announce that as of the end of this year, I will no longer be an ambassador for PartyPoker or their associated brands. When I first started with the company in January 2010, I was recruited in large part for my on-camera work. Over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to host a variety of projects for the company, including the Premier League, the Big Game, the World Open, the European Open and the World Women’s Open.

PartyPoker has gone through many changes and unfortunately as their focus shifted, there were fewer and fewer TV projects. As those shows disappeared, so did one of my favourite parts of the job and now my association with Party is ending. However, I’m not going anywhere. I still love playing poker and have made a lot of great friends in the industry.

The last five years with Party were a real learning experience for me. I made incredible memories and will always be glad for the time I spent there. I wish all of my former colleagues the best and I look forward to buying them a drink the next time we bump into each other at a poker event.

Although I’m no longer wearing an orange patch, you’ll still be seeing me as a sideline reporter on your TVs or sitting with a chip stack of my own in tournaments around the world. I’ve already booked a flight to Malta and reserved a seat at my favourite reggae bar there, just in time for the big poker festival in March.

I love poker. Here’s to a 2015 spent pursuing projects that excite and inspire me. It’s been way too long since I jumped into the unknown and I’m both relieved and exhilarated to be doing it again. I always do my best dancing when I’m not exactly sure where to put my feet.