Mark Kroon is also known as "Poker Ho" and he is from Madison, Wisconsin.
Ho owns a sports bar and is very good friends with Madison native Phil Hellmuth Jr
Poker Ho is a funny guy, and he enjoys making people laugh -- with him or at him.
It matters not to Ho, who realizes life is too short not to have a good time with it.
Kroon has been an Ultimate Bet sponsored pro for many years, and has been an instructor with the WSOP Academy for six years. Mark supported myself being cast on the Best Damn Poker Show, and he was my coach (with Phil) on Team Hellmuth What impressed me the most about Poker Ho and Hellmuth was that they understand friendship, and they enjoy each others company immensely. Mark Kroon is also the co-host of the weekly "Man Up With Mike and Mark" poker show. Because I hate to owe anyone, and because I appreciate my buddy -- Poker Ho will be appearing on the Windy City Poker Championship at my insistence. Two years after filming the BDPS, Mark and I are both looking forward to mixing it up this weekend. It is a buddy thing and I plan to throw my purse at him.
"If my purse misses, I go for the kitchen sink...or maybe The Toilet."