Scott and his partner, Chris, worked together at the St. Petersburg Times, which was Florida’s largest newspaper publication.
In 2008, when they were told a project they were both passionate about wasn’t going to get the funding they thought it deserved, they decided to quit their good-paying jobs and risk it all by going out on their own.
Ante Up Magazine was born and they haven’t looked back since.
Ante Up is a unique poker magazine, aimed squarely at the recreational player. Rather than just covering the big tournaments and pros, Ante Up gives recreational players real and relevant information about the games they play. From getting more out of weekend home games to finding the best places for organized amateur games, Ante Up caters to the vast majority of poker players who aren’t professionals.
Over the years, Ante Up has spawned several other features and events that have taken things farther than Scott ever thought he would go. Ante Up publishes a weekly podcast hosted by Scott and Chris, runs regular poker cruises, and even hosts their own poker tour.
Scott has proven to be one of the most influential poker ambassadors in the industry. His views from inside and outside the game, and especially within the recreational player community, give him great insights into the game, how it’s played, and the real people who play it.