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The History of Twitch Poker

Watching online poker streams on Twitch is an exceedingly popular pastime these days, but that has humble roots dating back a few years to the pioneering “godfather” Jason Somerville.

In this article, Shaun De Cesare traces Twitch Poker history, with a nod to the more popular streamers of today and how the system works for fans, brands, and the streamers themselves.

A Chat with Jason Somerville about Chat Plays Poker

Jason Somerville has long been one of the most creative and innovative content creators in the entire poker industry. In this interview, we chat with the Team PokerStars Pro about his newest creation called Chat Plays Poker.

Taking place in the dedicated Run It Up Studio, Chat Plays Poker is live streamed with no delay on Twitch, enabling a heretofore impossible level of engagement with viewers. We’ve got the scoop!

Lane Anderson’s 24-hour Extra Life Online Poker Charity Stream

We’re proud to highlight the upcoming efforts of longtime poker writer Lane Anderson, Editor of PokerNews Canada, who has decided to live stream a 24-hour online poker session on Twitch in order to fundraise for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Lane will be joining tens of thousands of similarly-minded altruistic gamers as part of the annual Extra Life charity drive. Be sure to check out his stream, which starts this Saturday night at 8pm Mountain Time, and support the cause.