PokerStars’ Official YouTube Channel Crosses 1 Million Subscribers

Last month, PokerStars reached a new milestone by becoming the first Poker channel on the YouTube platform to cross over 1 million subscribers.

Though it launched its official YouTube channel over a decade ago, it ramped up content production starting in 2017 and has been uploading videos on daily basis since then.

Its channel hosts a selection of poker content from live-streams of their major poker tournaments (both live and online), highlights of their live tours to poker shows like Big Game and Shark Cage.

It also regularly uploads strategy videos, tips on how to play poker and highlights of some of the best poker moments.

As per Social Blade, PokerStars’ YouTube Channel has over 2500 uploads and boasts nearly half a billion total views.

One of its promotional videos featuring legendary sprinter, Usain Bolt and world-famous actor and comedian Kevin Hart, has over 32 million views.

No other Poker content channel on the platform comes even close in terms of the number of subscribers.

Daniel Negreanu's YouTube channel is perhaps the next Poker-related channel that has the most number of subscribers after PokerStars. Currently, he has over 500k subs. Poker vlogger Brad Owen has got 381k subs while Doug Polk Poker’s channel has 312k subs.

Some of the Poker Related Channels with Most Subscribers on YouTube:

  • Daniel Negreanu – 504K
  • Brad Owen – 381K
  • Doug Polk Poker – 312K
  • Live at the Bike! Poker Stream – 167K
  • PokerXpress – 156K
  • Andrew Neeme – 154K
  • PokerGO – 111K
  • Joey Ingram – 137K
  • Lex Veldhuis – 93.5K
  • World Poker Tour – 82.1K
  • PokerStaples (Jaime Staples) – 82K

Online Poker Rooms and their Subscribers on YouTube:

  • PokerStars – 1.02M
  • partypokerTV – 109K
  • GGPoker – 36.9K
  • 888poker – 24.8K

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More Than Lip Service: Kat Arnsby on the Lock-In

Arnsby joins David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney on the latest episode of the Lock-In to talk gender bias.

The Lock-In returned this week, and man, it did not disappoint.

The trio jump into the hot topics of the week including Doug Polk’s recent accusations that the Fedor Holz vs Wiktor 'Limitless’ Malinowski heads-up match was staged and get into the weeds of “poker sponsorships” following O’Kearney’s most recent blog post on the matter.

But the best part of the episode comes when the trio start talking about diversity and inclusion within the poker industry. Arnsby has great insight and shares an interesting perspective on what the industry can do to tackle gender bias.

If you want to know more about why there aren’t as many women that play poker as men, then give this a listen.

Watch below.

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Our Voices: PokerStars Creates Female Insights Community

PokerStars has created female insights community called “Our Voices” where will be talking all things poker.

As stated on their blog Our Voice has been created to encourage “discussion, asking players for their thoughts on a range of topics to ensure we’re as inclusive, engaging and safe as possible. We are committed to getting feedback to see what we can do better, where we can improve, and ultimately enhance the growth of the game for players from all walks of life.”

The feedback from the community will help shape PokerStars’ plans for inclusivity.

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WATCH: The Latest Episode of The Orbit

Cardplayerlifestyle.com founder Robbie Strazynski is joined by four prominent women in poker, to discuss the hot topics around getting more women into the game.

The panel are made up from:

  • Lynn Gilmartin (Anchor, World Poker Tour)
  • Daiva Byrne (Poker Pro and GGPoker ambassador)
  • Rebecca McAdam (Associate PR Director atPokerStars)
  • Ivonne Montealegre (Founder, Malta Poker Festival)
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GGPoker Expands its Russian Roster By Signing Former Team PokerStars Pro Mikhail “Innerpsy” Shalamov

After Anatoly Filatov, Shalamov becomes the second Russian poker player to join GG.

Popular Russian online poker grinder and streamer Mikhail Shalamov known by his screen name “innerpsy” has joined the ranks of GGPoker’s Russian-focused skin, GGPokerOK.

The revelation was made on Shalamov’s Twitter account showcasing his new GG cartoonish avatar and welcoming his new company.

The timing is quite notable as Shalamov had recently left PokerStars after serving as their ambassador for over a decade.

However, his signing with GG was expected as the operator has been poaching its competitor’s ambassadors on a regular basis.

He becomes the second Russian to join the newly created GGTeam Russia within a few weeks.

In fact, Anatoly Filatov, another ambassador who served partypoker for over three years, was the first to join Team Russia. He joined GGPokerOK in February.

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