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.
If it seems as though everywhere you turn in poker these days you find Jaime Staples, you wouldn’t be mistaken. The Twitch streamer-cum-PokerStars online pro has become one of the game’s best ambassadors. Recently, while playing EPT Prague, he opened up in this in-depth interview about his road to notoriety in the poker world and shared details about the incredible work ethic that got him there from once upon a time being an anonymous recreational poker player. A must-read!
Maria Ho’s star has continued climbing in poker. Each year she gets more and more visible as a wonderful ambassador for the game, and she’s doing a great job of promoting it to the masses, women in particular. She was kind enought o sit down with us for an interview during the PokerListings Battle of Malta, which she was hosting for the second time. We asked her about her family history, getting into the poker industry, women in poker, and much more. You won’t want to miss her answers!
Lee Davy wrote am op-ed that seemed to encourage poker writers to migrate from the “old way” of producing poker media content to the “new way” of Twitch streaming. While he made some valid points, I argue that it would be irresponsible for poker writers to abandon their art and craft in favor of the quick wins that poker streaming on Twitch could provide. I’ve got plenty to say on this topic, so please read on.
These days, there’s nothing in poker hotter than Twitch. The online streaming platform is attracting the biggest names in the game, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, Liv Boeree, and plenty others. These poker greats now have tens of thousands of people watching as they play poker online. But does streaming online poker session create too many security risks? Cyber security expert Eddie Harari examines Twitch and points out a few potential “leaks”. This is a must read for anyone who already streams their online poker sessions or who is considering doing so.