Most poker fans prefer to watch games on TV. Various channels can provide enough poker-related content, and the number of channels that are focused on poker only increases too. Yet, as the internet becomes more popular than any other types of media, it was just a matter of time before poker would be broadcasted only by players, fans and even online casinos.
With Twitch being the most popular streaming platform in the world, it is safe to say that poker streams on Twitch can be considered as popular as poker content from TV channels. Even though this platform is mainly focused on video games, Poker has successfully conquered its place among other genres. Twitch has shaped a new generation of poker fans that can communicate directly to the professional players, and thus professional players can share their experience and skill with others via a live broadcast. Nowadays millions of poker fans all around the world visit their favorite Twitch channels to watch games of professional players.
It is pretty simple to define exact types of poker streams. Overall, Poker on Twitch can be divided into three main categories:
1) Professional streams. Popular poker players who play the game on professional level often start their own Twitch channels to teach others how to play, to show their skill and to earn some extra money with help of various monetization methods. Channels of professional poker players are one of the most popular on the platform.
2) Streams of novice and amateur players. Some people play poker for fun and to spend time with friends, others are just at the start of their way to become professional players. Some of such players start their streaming career too. Such streams often have a lighthearted and carefree atmosphere and are a good choice for poker fans who don’t take the game too seriously.