Maria Ho named Poker Central Ambassador
Poker Central the world’s only 24/7 Poker TV network, today announced that Brian Rast, Maria Ho and Tom Marchese have become Ambassadors for the network.
The famed professional poker players will help launch innovative and creative new events and programming for the network. As Poker Central Ambassadors, Rast, Ho and Marchese will guide Poker Central in creating exciting new tournaments, live and promotional events, and contribute editorial content. With Rast, Ho and Marchese on board, this doubles the lineup of professional poker players working with Poker Central, as Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari joined in 2015.
Maria Ho is a natural addition as a Poker Central Ambassador considering her countless contributions already to the network, most notably her numerous live streams on the Poker Central Twitch channel.
The television personality and host has also proven herself time and time again on the poker felt with over $2 million in live tournament cashes according to The Hendon Mob. Born in Taiwan and raised in California, Ho was introduced to poker while attending the University of California, San Diego. Upon graduation in 2005, Ho quickly began to make her mark on the game, soon growing into one of the most recognizable poker players in the world.
Ho's biggest cash came shortly after Black Friday rocked the poker world on April 15, 2011 when less than a couple of months later she snagged second place in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event at the 2011 World Series of Poker for a huge haul of $540,000. This past year, Ho impressively cashed six times during the WSOP with her best performance being in the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout where she took fourth place for $87,487.