Playing the Right Cards in the Insurance Game

Bob Hamman, a 12-time world bridge champ, has taken advantage of his competitive decision-making skills to start SCA Promotions, a unique prize-indemnity insurer. By his own account, Hamman, 72, played his first game of poker at age 6 or 7. He dropped out of college because competitive bridge was more appealing, and played for money before entering the insurance business in 1966. He’s a 12-time world bridge champion and 50-time North American champion.

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The business Hamman founded in 1986 is based on games and odds as well, which may account for the barely suppressed glee with which he talks about it.

Dallas-based SCA Promotions is a prize-indemnity insurer, better known as “the company that offers hole-in-one insurance” because of its roots in golf. But almost since its inception, SCA Promotions has been much more. It also bills itself as a designer and turnkey deliverer of prize promotions to its client customers, which range from Fortune 500 giants like McDonald’s and Allstate to Native American casinos.

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