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Maria Ho Signs With UB.com

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Nov/11/2010
Maria Ho

One half of last season’s Amazing Race poker pair, Maria Ho, has become the latest Team UB.com poker pro it was announced late Thursday. 

The 3rd largest online poker room in North America issued this statement:

“With a history of solid performances at a number of major land-based events, including a World Poker Tour (“WPT”) final table and World Series of Poker (“WSOP”) Circuit final table within the last three months, Ho is well deserving of her place on Team UB, the home of 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, acclaimed poker authority Joe Sebok and a number of other top players. 

“At the 2007 WSOP Main Event, Ho was the Last Woman Standing out of 6,358 players, finishing in 38th place for $237,865.  Ho has nine WSOP career cashes and three cashes on the WPT, and she has established an impressive reputation as a successful high stakes cash game player in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, making her one of the few and youngest female players competing with poker’s elite in the biggest games.

“Away from the tables, Ho’s charisma and poker expertise lent themselves well to her 2009 role as host and on-camera personality for WSOP.com, picking up regular commentator and contributor spots on ESPN360’s poker broadcasts.  Ho has helped raise poker’s profile in the mainstream media with appearances on such distinguished shows as CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and  she is internationally recognized from her appearances on the seven-time Emmy Award winning show The Amazing Race on CBS, and the widely popular American Idol on Fox.  Her success, both on these top shows and at the poker tables, naturally caught the attention of a number of online poker sites that were interested in bringing her on board.”

Payton O’Brien of Gambling911.com:  “It’s amazing that Maria Ho had not been picked up by any of the major online poker rooms.  Her personality certainly does shine.”

That personality was reflected in an interview with our own Jenny Woo last year. 

Visit UB.com here and check out all the latest online promotions.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com 

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