Poker Players Can Benefit Immensely By Taking Advantage Of Live S

Posted by Carolyn on Nov 12, 2017 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

The game of poker started to gain momentum in the 1970’s when tournament organizers started to use television as a platform to promote poker and started broadcasting major tournaments. However it was not until the late 90s and early 2000s that poker started to grow rapidly largely due to the fact that the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) signed agreements with popular TV channels like ESPN and the Travel Channel for broadcasting their tournaments to audiences in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The WPT and WSOP in collaboration with these TV networks decided to introduce hole card cams and interactive media to make their poker programs even more interesting for viewers. This allowed viewers the opportunity to see the different hands at the table and how each player reacted. During the last few years, there has been a major change in the way poker programs have been broadcasted and conventional broadcasting has largely been replaced by live streaming technology. 

Advantages Of Live Streaming

Many live streaming platforms are available these days for poker players and tournament organizers to broadcast their games and have a wider reach globally. Twitch seems to be the favored live streaming platform for poker players right now. The current generation of budding poker players is more open to utilizing live streaming technology to gain an edge over other players. We take a look at some of the main advantages that live streaming technology has brought to the poker industry.

Establishing A Personal Brand

Relatively unknown poker players can establish their personal brand via live streaming and develop a group of followers on their channels. Players who use live streaming will have a wider audience since these live streams can be viewed across the world. Players have to be consistent with their live streaming and also engage their followers if they want to establish a strong personal brand in the poker industry. Poker players who have a strong social media following tend to be on the radar of a number of different sponsors.

Online Learning Platform

Live streaming provides a good online learning experience for poker players who are willing to put in the time to go back and watch live streaming footage. They can go back to the footage at any time and view the different hands and hole cards which they and their fellow players used while playing. This allows them to carefully examine their own game plan and the competition which helps them get better as they can study every move and develop a strong poker strategy.   

Free Expert Advice

Successful poker players will tell you that one of the keys at thriving in the poker industry is to constantly upgrade one’s skills. Some of the top poker experts and commentators often share their opinions both positive and negative while commentating on a live stream. Poker players can gain expert advice by watching and listening to the commentary on live streaming events and then use the feedback to get better.

However not all poker players are into live streaming as many players are not comfortable in having other poker players get a close up view of their hand and poker strategy.



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