Pokercast 344 - Poker and Twitch.tv with Scott Ball
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the show: Adam and Terrence are joined by Scott Ball of Twitch.tv to talk about the quickly growing phenomenon of people live-streaming online poker on the popular streaming platform. Scott also talks about the crazy story of StickyRice1 who went on an amazing heater, running 2k into 40k in one night of streaming at Bovada. The guys also talk about some of the big stories of the week, including Pokerstars decision to show all-in equity as a default, the hacking of the popular ABC OFC poker app and the new Phil Hellmuth Limit Holdem machine unveiled at the Bellagio. Other topics covered include Allen Kessler's objection to unlimited re-entries in $10k events, the Pokercast being listed in the "What's hot" section of iTunes and Maria Ho's assertion that it might be time to end Ladies-only events. Matthew Hilger from the Isle of Man joins the show to give us all the latest news on December promotions at Pokerstars, as well as an update on seating script issues. Finally, the password and format for the December 21st edition of the Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast listeners is given out.
Music: The Specials - Little Bitch, Fishbone - Hey Ma and Pa
Scott Ball is the Poker Ambassador for the ever growing streaming website Twitch.tv. Twitch is looking to expand their market and show more live streaming Poker. Scott joins the pokercast to talk about the future of Poker and Twitch TV, what progress has already been made in this area and what we might expect to see in this new and exciting video format. Learn more about Scott Ball