The Hit and Run: Twitch + Poker = ?; Big News for California Online Poker

Dustin Gouker : April 5th, 2015


Twitch and poker make strange bedfellows. And the possibility of California online poker gets a boost. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

Twitch and poker, like PB&J

Interesting read from, taking a look at the phenomenon of live streaming while playing online poker. There are reasons to think it wouldn’t work — like the stream being a distraction for the person actually playing poker, and the fact that players are giving away strategy and their thought processes. But for the reasons outlined in the story, Twitch and poker go hand in hand.

New life for online poker in Cali

Many had been leaving online poker for dead in California, after some recent developments and opposition from a group of Native American tribes. Now, however, a coalition led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is no longer wholeheartedly opposed to Amaya Gaming/PokerStars entering the California market. If the tribes are on board, that makes it a lot more likely that online poker happens. But California has tried to pass legislation many times before, to no effect. Will 2015 be different?

Quick hitters

An interview with Andrew ‘Luckychewy’ Lichtenberger as he talks about his role with the Poker Players Alliance and advocating for players’ rights.
–In this week’s video rewind, Dan Bilzerian drops his PSA, and PokerStars drops new games.
–Poker players get busted and robbed in this week’s edition of Forum Files.
–Don’t understand the squeeze play? You’re in luck.
–Updates from the Hollywood Poker Open Grantville Main Event, where Chris Moneymaker is among the chip leaders.
–An interview with Norwegian poker legend Thor Hansen.
–Want to be better at poker? Self confidence helps.

On Twitter: @Dustin Gouker

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