How Twitch And Other Companies Have Teamed Up To Screen Live Poker Games
The world of online poker has found an unlikely home in Twitch, the subsidiary of Amazon which commonly streams online gamers playing games such as Minecraft, World of Warcraft and many e-sports. Online poker became the latest trend on Twitch in 2015 with thousand of viewers logging in every day to watch a number of big online personalities such as Jason Somerville and Joey Ingram. The trends over the past year mean that Twitch is the new home for anybody who wants to watch live poker games and here are some of the many streams you should be tuning in to.
Often regarded as highly controversial, Dutch was a founding member of the Crew in 2003 and has three World Series of Poker bracelets to his name. According to the Hendon Mob (the largest live poker database), Boyd has made over $2 million from live poker tournament earnings. Around 10,000 subscribers regularly tune in from all over the world to watch Boyd play online poker on WSOP website.
The 26 year old Canadian is unlike the vast majority of Twitch streamers as he manages to hold down a full time job, which means his time streaming online poker is limited. Wajda plays under the username ‘komododragonjesus’ and chooses to play cash games instead of multi table tournaments, however he has made approximately $75,000 from online poker in no limit hold ‘em games. The komododragonjesus has around 6,500 followers and 145,000 total views.
Playing online as the WildHungarian, Beata is a master of low-stakes poker and gets online as much as she can from her home city of Budapest. Jambrik’s channel has over 5,000 followers, of whom she will often live with and take special song requests. With over 136,000 total views to date, the WildHungarian is one of the most popular Twitch poker live stream channels.
Although one of the youngest players in the world of online poker, the Costa Rican who plays as TheAssassinato, Alex has quickly become a veteran of the community. He worked his way up from low stakes games and quickly rose to the top following his big success on Black Friday. Fitzgerald is a giant poker star (literally, at 6’22) and has made an approximate $3 million in online poker tournaments.