World Poker Tour (2003– )
According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Twitch started online poker streaming in November 2014. Like Twitch’s video game (or game developer) broadcasters, poker players can answer viewer questions during the live streams and provide feedback on their personal poker strategies. A four-minute delay prevents opponents from sneaking peeks at other players’ hands. Twitch’s Poker Partnerships Lead Scott Ball said some of these card game broadcasts already received over one million views.
“Like videogames [sic], poker is a game and we’ve grown that into a huge business,” Ball said to WSJ.
The move into poker streaming should help Twitch attract more advertisers from the gambling world, as
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Below are the most successful players in poker history. Ironically enough, they are also some of the most successful tournament players of all-time.
1. Phil Hellmuth - Phil Hellmuth is the current all-time record holder for World Series of Poker bracelets with an amazing 13 titles. He is also the only man in Wsop history to have won both the Wsop Main Event in Las Vegas and the Wsop Europe Main Event.
2. Doyle Brunson – Known as both “Texas Dolly” and the “Godfather of Poker”, Brunson is one of the last original road gamblers from the 1960′s and 1970′s and is a ten-time Wsop bracelet winner, including winning the Main Event in both 1976 and 1977.
3. Phil Ivey
The fly-on-the-wall documentary following the life of Steven Frayne returns on Thursday, July 5, with a four-part series as the magician comes to terms with his success.
In the first episode, we follow Dynamo's whirlwind life over the past six months as he visits the World Poker Tour in Venice and amazes people across the UK.
Also in the series, Dynamo visits Las Vegas, Rio and Los Angeles where he dazzles members of the public and several celebrities with his latest stunts.
Steven Frayne emerged as a star after the first series became a huge hit, attracting an average of 1.7million viewers on Watch, winning Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Awards and gaining a nomination for Most Popular Entertainment Show at the 2012 National Television Awards.
Dynamo has amassed more than half a million Facebook likes and has over 700,000 followers on Twitter.
A look at the story of poker from the underground clubs of New York City to the global boom and the recent online scandal, “All In: The Poker Movie”. is garnering unprecedented support across the country, with poker players participating in post-screening discussions during many of the theatrical runs either in person or via satellite.
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1. All In: The Poker Movie
Hundreds of guests turned out in support of the new philanthropic venture for an exclusive night of entertainment. Evidenced by the tremendous social media buzz and impressive sold-out attendance, the kick-off event titled Wpt Playing for a Better World was a resounding success.
World-renowned chef José Andrés, who recently won the coveted James Beard Outstanding Chef Award for 2011, provided a completely custom menu for the momentous occasion. “This was an astonishing night,” said Andrés. “Amazing people came together with their passion for poker but also their passion to change the world.”
Wpt Foundation will initially support nonprofit programs in the areas of environment, human rights, hunger, and poverty and has announced its world-class charitable partners as Conservation International, Enough Project, We Advance and World Central Kitchen. Beyond contributing extensive cast, brand, media and corporate resources, Wpt has committed an additional $100,000 cash donation to the Wpt Foundation.
John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino) - After some lean years in the 1980s, Travolta's career rocketed back following his role as Vincent Vega in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," and he hasn't looked back since. Subsequent films included "Face/Off," "Get Shorty" and "Wild Hogs." He's very much an A-lister.
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington) - Known for his over enunciation "Hey, Mister Kot-taire," Hilton-Jacobs' character was the star on Buchanan High's basketball team. Since the series left the air in 1979, he's had a slew of guest starring roles in TV series from "Hill Street Blues" to "Roseanne" to "Chuck." His longest stint was on the show "Alien Nation.
HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce turned his lens to the event, and captured the following slide show. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
Comicon1: Anthony Michael Hall, star of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Sixteen Candles’ Comicon2: Mimi Rogers of ‘The Rapture’ and ‘World Poker Tour’ Comicon3: Oscar Winner Lou Gossett Jr. of ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ Comicon4: Vivica A. Fox of ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Comicon5: Hey,
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