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PartyPoker Team Expands as Does Premier League Line-Up

Kara Scott Joins Team Party While Phil Hellmuth is Latest Addition to Premier League

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Kara ScottA lot of moving and shaking is going on this week at PartyPoker.com.

First of all, Kara Scott has signed a deal with PartyPoker which will see her representing the site as a Canadian in various major tournaments worldwide (including Canadian Poker Tour events).

She will also resume the role she is most known for, television presenting, as she moves with the Premier League to Vegas in February. She now joins fellow professionals Remy Biechel, Ian Frazer, Felipe Ramos, Stewart Scott, Bodo Sbrzesny, and Hall of Famer Mike Sexton on Team Party.

In other news, Phil Hellmuth is the latest to be recruited for the PartyPoker.com Premier League IV main event which takes place in Las Vegas from the Feb. 12-18. Hellmuth will now prepare to compete against 10 other professionals including J.C. Tran and Yevgeniy Timoshenko, not to forget one lucky online qualifier.

Phil HellmuthHellmuth said, “I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League and starting the new decade off on the right note! After being points leader in the Premier League in 2006, 2007 and 2008 I was relegated, and it is time to step up and claim a title!”

The site ran qualifiers to find 16 players who would fly to Vegas and take part in a Premier League poker play-off which will see the $100,000 buy-in for the main event on the line. PartyPoker.com will also be choosing which one of these players will receive a $100,000 Team Party sponsorship contract.

All the main qualifiers are unfortunately over, but there is still a chance to be part of this via country specific qualifiers. This Sunday there are three $9,000 play-off packages available for UK, German, and Canadian players.

The final $480 buy-in UK qualifier kicks off at 2.25 p.m. (ET) or 7.25 p.m. (GMT), the German event begins at 1.45 p.m. (ET), and the Canadian qualifier starts at 8.05 p.m. (ET). There is still time to qualify for these events for as little as $2.