RecPoker | Episode 533 – Jeff Platt

By Jim Reid
November 13, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Jeff Platt, a prominent poker broadcaster whose work has been featured on PokerGO, CBS Sports Network, and ESPN. Jeff is a sideline reporter for the World Series of Poker Main Event, a play-by-play commentator for PokerGO Tour events, and the co-host of PokerGO’s “No Gamble, No Future” alongside Brent Hanks. Jeff shares some stories about making his way into the world of poker media, and some tips for less experienced players who are ‘taking their shot’ in the big leagues. He also shares some lessons he’s learned, and the thing he hates most about his job! Plus we play Stake/Study/Stack with Norman Chad, Donnie Peters, and Nick Shulman. We then close the action with our speed round.  We give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat! Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real-time, and you can win too!

Jeff is active on Twitter as https://twitter.com/jeffplatt

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
How to help us out – https://rec.poker/support/
Home Games – https://rec.poker/homegame/
Go Premium! – https://rec.poker/premium/

Also: if you donated to a food bank because of Joe’s offer and you’d like him to match your donation, you can email him at [email protected] or you can post in our discord and tag him @‌elvida11

Find our free videos at: http://youtube.com/c/RecPokerCommunity

Join the Discord group here: https://discord.gg/9aYSMCCfpv

Find more info on our sponsors at:

RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The free membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it’s just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available, and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER. Music by Peter Troolin, [email protected].


00:15Welcome & Introduction 
03:16Introduction to Jeff Platt
03:36How would Jeff describe his role in the poker world?
06:56Jeff on what got him into his position in the poker industry
08:47Having a background in poker helped Jeff succeed
10:12How Jeff’s work affects his relationship with the poker game
16:29Being five years on the ground: Jeff on seeing women competing in poker
29:17Common mistakes people make 
33:11People’s game today vs. back in the day
35:30Broadcast plans for the WSOP in the Bahamas
43:21Jeff plays Stake, Study, Stack
55:09 John: Home Game Results update



Sign up
Jim Reid
Written By.

Jim Reid

Jim Reid is the host of the RecPoker Podcast and one of the leaders of the free poker learning community at www.rec.poker where you can find an amazing array of training resources and social community activities to help you develop and share your love of this great game we call poker! Learn more about Jim […]

Latest Post


Pokercoaching All Access

The Travel Shark

WPTGlobal Welcome Offer

Don’t miss our top stories, exclusive offers and giveaways!