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Comedian Kevin Hart Becomes "Global Ambassador" For partypoker

Hart Will Promote "Amateur Poker" In An Attempt To Make The Game More About Personal Enjoyment


One of comedy’s most famous names will be representing partypoker once live poker returns.

partypoker partner and owner of Dusk Till Dawn poker club Rob Yong tweeted a video Friday announcing that actor and comedian Kevin Hart will be representing partypoker.

Yong called him the “global ambassador” of the online gaming giant and said that he brought him on to promote “amateur poker.”

“I’m here to party. I’m here to make it a good time,” said Hart in the video. “Expect the world of poker to get a lot more fun. Expect it to get real. And expect us to get rid of the people that make it all so f-cking technical.”

Hart previously represented one of partypoker’s main competitors, PoekrStars. He signed with the site in 2017 and represented the largest online poker site for about a year.

During that time, PokerStars was making a similar push to make poker less about the competition and winning money and more about having fun. At the time, Stars was dropping poker pros from its list of sponsored players, while adding athletes and comedians.

In fact, Hart’s message was nearly identical at the time he signed with PokerStars.

“I am going to make poker fun,” Hart told the PokerStars blog in 2017.

The comedian has $47,828 in live tournament earnings with his last cash coming in 2010. Despite the tournament drought, Hart still dabbles in the gambling world in both high-stakes cash games and prop bets.

Last year, Hart lost a high-stakes boxing bet to poker pro Antonio Esfandiari.