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Comedian Kevin Hart Plays In $100,000 Buy-In Poker Tournament In The Bahamas

Hollywood Super Star Posts Six-Figure Buy-In To Play In The PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller


Kevin Hart is one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. He has released some of the most successful stand-up specials in recent years and starred in huge comedy blockbusters such as Ride Along, and Get Hard and the hit TV show Real Husbands of Hollywood. Hart is also an avid poker fan, having participated in many poker home games. He made the news in 2016 when Instagram star and poker player Dan Bilzerian put him on blast for playing a hand poorly in a high stakes private game.

Hart must have learned a thing or two since playing with Bilzerian last year, because he felt good enough about his poker game to put up $100,000 to enter the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller. Or mayb Hart just felt comfortable taking a shot because he was 2016’s highest earning comedian, surpassing longtime title holder Jerry Seinfeld by taking home $87.5 million last year according to Forbes.

This is Hart’s first foray into the world of super high roller events on the live tournament circuit, and he is facing some of the best in the game including Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, reigning Card Player Player of the Year award winner David Peters and many others.

Early on day 1 of the tournament 36 entries have been made, but registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of day 2 on Saturday.

In 2016 this event, under the name of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure super high roller, drew a field of 58 entries. Poker pro Bryn Kenney came out on top, winning $1.7 million.

Hart was the first comedian to sell out a football stadium. Maybe he’ll be the first celebrity to top a tough field full of poker’s top tournament players for a seven-figure score. Stay tuned to CardPlayer to see if Hart can make a run.

Photo courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.