Posts Tagged ‘poker TV’

Former Party Poker Rep Kara Scott now with 888

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

kara-scott-pokerFamed poker presenter and former PartyPoker rep Kara Scott has found a new home after inking a deal with 888poker. As a member of 888, Scott will travel to different live events around the world and cover the action.

Scott became synonymous with poker TV shows in the mid-2000s, having presented on GSN’s High Stakes Poker, Sky Poker, Poker Night Live, the World Series of Poker and the European Poker Tour.

Unfortunately, TV poker dried up before and after Black Friday, and all these shows disappeared. But Scott was able to find another lucrative opportunity with PartyPoker in 2010, staying with the site until 2014.

The new deal with 888 ensures that Scott can continue offering her well-liked personality and poker insight on camera. Here’s a statement from her on the sponsorship:

“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 honored to be representing such a key player in the poker industry.”

The pleasure isn’t just on Scott’s side of the table, though, because 888 knows that they’re getting a very talented presenter on their team. Itai Pazner, Senior Vice-President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, acknowledged this while expressing how happy he was to sign Scott.

“All of us here at 888poker are thrilled that Kara has joined our team,” said Pazner. “Her achievements and outlook on the game and the industry are exactly what 888poker stands for and we look forward to having her on board.”

Aside from presenting shows, Scott is also a solid poker player, having racked up over $643,000 in her career. Her most notable finish included taking second in the 2009 Irish Open, which earned her €312,600.

Poker After Dark back on NBC

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

There’s not really much going on in the world of poker TV these days – especially since NBC pulled the plug on Poker After Dark towards the end of 2011. However, this all looks to change because Poker After Dark’s producers, Poker PROductions, announced that the show will be back. They did so via the following twitter message:

RT @Kevmath: Good news for poker TV fans: Poker After Dark returns, airing on the NBC Sports Network. More to come soon.

As you can see, Poker PROductions is pretty sure that Poker After Dark will be back, which is definitely good news. Rumor is that 24 episodes will be airing in the future with 18 of these being cash games. The remaining six episodes will be sit and go’s, thus providing some variety in the lineup.

The main thing that’s up in the air right now is when NBC Sports Network will play the Poker After Dark episodes. The shows were filmed in December of 2011, so they are already finished; it’s just a matter of when people will get to see them.

One other big topic worth covering here is whether or not new episodes will be filmed after NBC runs the 24 unseen Poker After Dark episodes. At the moment, there’s no main sponsor for the show because their old sponsor, Full Tilt Poker, is currently defunct. So the long-term future will all depend on PAD’s ability to land a major sponsor.

Assuming the US government ever legalizes and regulates online poker, it wouldn’t be hard at all for PAD to get sponsored. But with the way things are dragging on with online poker legalization, it might be a while before anything like this happens. In any case, it’s just nice to hear that Poker After Dark will be returning for the foreseeable future.