Born in Alberta, Canada, Kara Scott relocated to the United Kingdom in 1999. Never shy in front of a camera, she used her background in Muay Thai martial arts training to secure a job on the show Now is the Time: Night of Combat. Her next media gig saw her hosting the first ever televised backgammon series, High Stakes Backgammon, which aired in Canada and the UK. She also hosted the World Series of Backgammon in 2006.
After four years of immersion in the odds, instinct, and strategy associated with backgammon, poker naturally caught Scott’s eye and has been her obsession ever since. She began by hosting the British show Poker Night Live and writing regular columns for Card Player. In 2007, she hosted the European Poker Tour, but quit after a year to focus on her own poker career.
On the tables, Scott started her foray into live poker finishing sixth in the PartyPoker.net World Women’s Open for $5K. She later went on to win PartyPoker’s Sports Car Challenge for $51K. Her biggest poker accomplishment to date came at the 2009 Irish Open in Dublin, Ireland where she took second place for $413K.
At the World Series of Poker in 2008 and 2009, Scott did what no other woman could do when she cashed in the Main Event both years. She took 104th in ’08 for $42K and 238th in ’09 for $33K. Scott had this to say about her results in an interview she gave to PokerListings: “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. I think my game is improving.” All told, Scott has $550K in live tournament earnings.
More recently, Kara Scott, who is a member of Team Party as a sponsored pro, announced that she would be returning to TV in 2010 to co-host the sixth season of GSN’s High Stakes Poker.