The “Professional Best Friend” of poker pros and enthusiasts from around the world, Jeff Gross, has one of the most popular poker live streams out there, called The PokerFlowShow.
“Some of the most rewarding feedback I get is hearing someone win/do well in a tournament and message me on Twitter or in the Twitch chat saying, “Thank you, I used knowledge from your stream or watching you has helped me to reach this result.”Gross estimates that his show is made up of 60% online poker, 15% interviews, 10% fantasy football, 10% analysis and hand review and 5% misc—which Gross believes adds to its appeal to his audience—that and his high octane presenting style.
But educating his audience (to date he has 270,000+ unique views on his Twitch channel and 13,000+ followers) so they are able to improve their own games, seems to be where the reward for Gross lies.
“I want people to learn some basic info that they can apply to their home games or to improve when playing online or live MTTs” Gross said in a recent interview with Poker Industry PRO. “After someone watches my stream, I hope they feel they have learned something and feel they can apply it.”
“Some of the most rewarding feedback I get is hearing someone win/do well in a tournament and message me on Twitter or in the Twitch chat saying, “Thank you, I used knowledge from your stream or watching you has helped me to reach this result.”
With more than $3 million in live and online earnings, Gross knows how to spin a profit- and he believes live streaming has directly helped with improving his bottom line and tweaking his game.
“Live streaming also helps me to improve my own game” Gross said. “Twitch is great because the videos are documented and I can go back, review hands and situations on my own or with friends to look to tweak my own game. I feel that since I have started streaming in December 2015, I have made some big adjustments that have translated into better results and earnings both live and online.”
Saying how much he enjoys streaming, “I thought it would be fun, but it really is fun!” Gross also says that he sees live streaming as being part of a team—that audience interaction keeps him on his toes. “I enjoy the interaction and the team aspect of it” Gross went on to say.
“Playing online poker alone can be depressing (if not going well). Having people asking you questions and keeping you on your toes is great.”