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Kevin Hart on How Cash Games Keep Him Out of Trouble

Game time! Kevin Hart spoke with Us Weekly at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino about his new role as global ambassador for PokerStars and how cash games have kept him out of trouble.

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“It keeps me from doing stupid things,” the Central Intelligence actor, 37, told Us. “I’m not a partier. I’m married, I have kids now, so this is something my wife — she’s OK with it.” 

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“She knows where I am. I can sit there and I’m out of trouble. It’s been a hobby for quite some time and I think now, seeing the game and understanding the game at this level, it’s just been a different piece of added fun,” he says. “To rub elbows with these guys I sit at the table with, the quote-unquote ‘pros’, for me has been a bonus. I say ‘quote-unquote’ because I’m mixing it up. I made it to day two, that’s a big deal for me. Technically, in my mind I won. Something I’ve been doing probably about 10 years.”

Hart added, “I play poker and I do it with friends. I do it with my family. I do it with my wife’s girlfriends just to have fun. I do it and I’m silly with my kids when we play.”

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As far as what the pros think of him, Fatima Moreira de Melo told Us, “I actually met Kevin Hart in the Bahamas already, he was there as well [for a PokerStars tournament.] ” I walked up to him yesterday here in Monte Carlo, expecting him to not remember me at all, and he said, ‘Hey, I recognize you!’ His big edge is that he will make people unfocused with all the jokes! No, but I think that bringing people to the game is important, and that’s what he intends to do.” 

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