The poker boom we currently are in can largely be attributed to the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. With people locked inside with no form of social interaction, many turned to online poker. With things getting back to normal, poker tournaments have seen a huge increase in participants. Even more so, poker live streams have become more and more prevalent on streaming platforms such as youtube, the same way high-stakes televised games became popular during the previous poker boom. With such a wide variety of poker youtube live streams to choose from, here are the best YouTube poker live streams.
A Look at the 4 Best Youtube Poker Live Streams
A Brief History of Poker Booms
The history of poker may be a long one, but only in the last 40 or so years have we seen the card game rise to legendary status. There have been three distinctive ‘poker booms’ that have occurred which can be deemed significant to the grand scheme of poker. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s poker legends like Doyle Brunson began producing books about poker theory, while simultaneously Johnny Chan was winning back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Events, showing that poker is a skill game.
In the early 2000s the second poker boom would happen when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP main event as an amateur poker player after qualifying through a satellite tournament online. With the increased popularity of poker, live high-stakes T.V. games were produced, and fans couldn’t get enough. The high-stakes televised games from the early 2000s are some of the best pieces of poker content that exist.
1.) Hustler Casino Live
2.) Live At The Bike
4.) The Lodge Live
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