888poker ambassador Kara Scott is no stranger to the spotlight in front of a camera having hosted dozens of high profile poker shows, including the World Series of Poker. Now Scott has another presenting role as the face of 888poker News.
888poker News made its debut on YouTube Feb. 5 while Scott and the 888poker team were at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov for the 888Live Festival.
The segment ran for just under six-and-a-half minutes and was focused on all matters 888poker, congratulating winners of the Super XL Series, highlighting current promotions and welcoming Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot to the roster of 888poker ambassadors.
It comes as no real surprise that 888poker has created 888poker News because the online poker world seems to be embracing social channels such as YouTube and Twitch more than ever before as they attempt to build closer relationships and connections with their customers.
PokerStars pros regularly stream their online poker sessions and contend with the ever-popular vlog of the United Kingdom’s Jake Cody, while partypoker is gaining plenty of fans and subscribers on its own Twitch channel with the help of Adam “IT5PAYDAY” Neal, Sit & Go Hero specialist Beata “WildHungarian” Jambrik and its own roster of pros and ambassadors.
Utilising its ambassadors in this way is a master stroke from 888poker. Scott is not only a respected poker player in her own right, she is vastly experienced in front of the camera, highly professional and well-liked throughout the poker community.
888poker also has the aforementioned Talbot in its ranks, himself a hugely popular streamer on Twitch, and has signed with David Tuchman to commentate for 888Live broadcasts. 888poker also signed the media-savvy Natalie Hof to its impressive stable of ambassadors.
For the first episode, which can be seen below, 888poker News is informative with Scott adding an element of fun to proceedings. Whether or not it will gain a cult following because it is very 888poker centric and a little on the long side at more than six minutes, remains to be seen.