Kara Scott Bids Farewell To Partypoker After 5 Years

Kara Scott Bids Farewell To Partypoker After 5 YearsKara Scott joined PartyPoker at the beginning of 2010, but now the  Canadian TV presenter has announced her departure from the site after five years of service effective at the end of 2014. Giving an indication as to her reasons for parting, Kara highlighted the gradual shift in focus of her sponsored site, and wrote the following on her CardRunners blog:
“..I was recruited in large part for my on-camera work.. 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 favorite 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.”
Kara Scott’s latest comments tie into the fact PartyPoker has become much more of a site which caters towards recreational players over the past few years, resulting in less televised poker show opportunities, even as televised poker has undergone a dramatic decline of its own for some time now. However, Kara was keen to emphasize she would still remain a part of the industry in one form of another, writing:
“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 favorite reggae bar there, just in time for the big poker festival in March.”
Kara Scott, 37, is a talented poker player and in 2008 finished the $10,000 WSOP Main Event in 104th place for $41,816, before the following year finishing the same event in 238th for $32,963. She now boasts an impressive $638,574 in live tournament earnings since her first cash in 2007, with her biggest score coming in 2009 after finishing runner-up at the €3,500 Irish Open for €312,600 ($413,612). As she said at the time after her impressive performance:
“I know a lot of people don’t think I can play and there are always going to be people who say I can’t. But I have made the final of a female championship, I won a Sports Star Challenge, I went deep in the World Series of Poker Main Event and now I’ve come second in the Irish Open.”

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