Joey Ingram recently hit 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. The online poker community celebrated, since he’s been universally praised for his investigative work on the Mike Postle cheating scandal.
WE HIT 100K SUBSCRIBERS DURING THE STREAM – INSANE LFGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Thanks everyone – much love pic.twitter.com/tu20DLy2HB
— Joey Ingram 🤙🏻🤙🏻 (@Joeingram1) October 9, 2019
Poker video content has a niche audience on YouTube and Twitch Poker. Therefore, hitting 100,000 subscribers on a channel which mainly uploads poker content is a great achievement. However, it’s not unheard of.
Here are the five best poker YouTube channels, ranked by their subscriber counts. All sub counts are correct as of the writing of this article.
Best Poker YouTube Channels – Ranked by Subscribers
5) Live at the Bike – 108,000 Subscribers
Live at the Bike streams live cash game sessions from The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, CA. The sessions are streamed on Twitch and their website, their YouTube channel features clips from their games.
Usually, the stakes aren’t the highest – you’ll find mostly $5/$10 games – but occasionally, they’re willing to raise the blinds. They held multiple “Million Dollar Cash Games” in the past.
They also had some real “poker royalty” at their tables in some episodes. 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, online poker legend Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Antonio Esfandiari were all featured on LATB.
They also have some “home-grown” talents. Garrett Adelstein became known for his wild aggressive playing style on the LATB streams, and he’s now a household name among poker fans.
4) Andrew Neeme – 127,000
When it comes to vlogging, probably most poker fans would name Andrew Neeme’s among the best poker YouTube channels.
Neeme was originally working as a marketing agent for a music label, then quit his job to play cash games online as a career. Later, he switched to live cash games.
He started vlogging in October 2016. Success came shortly after – he started gaining thousands of subscribers a week in November 2016. Since then, he’s constantly been one of the most popular poker vloggers on the platform.
3) Brad Owen – 145,000
On the number 3 sport, we have another vlogger on the list of the best poker YouTube channels.
He’s also a cash game grinder living in Las Vegas, currently ahead of Neeme by around 20,000 subscribers.
Brad Owen started uploading in December 2016. However, he didn’t start gaining followers rapidly until January 2019.
2) Doug Polk – 297,000
If you’re a poker fan, you’re probably familiar with Doug Polk.
Ha has won 3 WSOP bracelets, including the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop event for $3.867 million in 2017. He was also a well known high stakes online heads-up player in the early 2010’s, playing under the screen name “WCGRider”.
His content on YouTube is miscellaneous. He’s mostly uploading hand analysis, but also often makes poker news recap videos, and even hour-long interviews at times.
Polk has a proclivity for getting into online feuds with other famous poker players online. Because of this, some labeled him “a troll”, who’s stirring up “drama” for views.
Perhaps the most famous beef of his is with the most subscribed person on our best poker YouTube channels list.
1) Daniel Negreanu – 353,000
Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous figures in poker.
He’s been around for decades. He’s won 6 WSOP bracelets, and has played in the most viewed and most classic poker TV shows, such as Poker After Dark on NBC or High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network,
Between 2014 and 2018, he was the best live tournament earner in the world.
When it comes to his YouTube channel, he’s best known for his WSOP vlogs. Each summer, he records himself playing and prepping for the World Series events in Las Vegas.
He sporadically uploads episodes of his podcast as well, where he addresses the current issues in the poker world.
Negreanu too can be considered somewhat of a controversial figure who often voices strong opinions, both on Twitter and on YouTube.
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