Kara Scott: Poker Needs More Events like WPT500 and Battle of Malta
Team partypoker ambassador, WSOP host, poker player and newlywed, it's amazing Kara Scott ever has time for an interview. PokerListings.com spoke to the former Battle of Malta host at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and according to Scott, the future of poker lies in big-field, low buy-in event. It's hard to argue with her considering the WSOP is currently hosting the enormous “Monster Stack” event, a new tournament this year with a $1,500 buy-in and a field of 7,862 players. Kara Scott is also looking forward to the WPT500 which is taking place at the Aria in Las Vegas July 4-9. With a tiny buy-in of $500, players will have a chance at part of a guaranteed $1 million prize pool. Scott is well-acquainted with big-value, low buy-in events having hosted the PokerListings.com Battle of Malta in 2012 and 2013. Unfortunately Kara will be hosting the WSOP Main Event at the same time as the 2014 Battle of Malta so she has graciously handed the microphone over to the new BOM host Maria Ho.