Twitch Poker: March was a Record-Breaking Month for Streamers

The streaming service began in 2006 with a focus on video gamers. Since then the platform caters for almost everything – with categories for just “chat” and music as well as dedicated game categories, including for casino and gambling games like slots or poker.

Since launch Twitch has attracted more than 35 million unique visitors a month.

Poker-streamers have taken Twitch by storm since launch-  setting & breaking many poker viewership records in the poker category, with high-profile pro-players and amateur players alike  streaming their deep-runs, wins and bad-beats.

Poker fans enjoyed watching over 7,000,000 hours of poker in March 2021.

For poker or casino streamers It’s really easy to get set up on Twitch from a PC, mobile or laptop / desktop computer. Within minutes players can share their gaming experience with viewers and fans all around the world using free software like OBS Studio.

26.5 MILLION visitors come to Twitch daily, with  93 BILLION minutes watched per month

Money never sleeps – and of course poker tournaments run daily, around the clock.

Sunday however is the day where the big buy-in “Sunday Majors” play. offering eye-watering, multi million dollar prizes + bragging rights for winners.

March 2021 Twitch Poker Streaming Key Statistics

  • 7,011,830 hours of poker watched on Twitch in March 2021, up +16.8% over February.
  • Hours Hours of poker broadcast 96,550 (-10.8%)
  • Average Monthly viewers 9,437 (+ 5.5%)
  • Average Poker channels: 129 (-19.9% ) compared to Slots which had 157 average channels.
  • Viewer ratio 72.6 (+30.9%)
  • Max viewers 86,549 (+4.8%)
  • Poker Broadcasters 5,429 (+5.8% on February with 299 new streamers)
  • Lowest # of channels : 40 (Monday 15th March)
  • Peak Channels: 393 (Sunday 21st March)
  • Peak Twitch Poker Viewers in March: 84,347
  • Languages streamed included English, Russian, French, Portugese, Spanish, German, Italian and more, with English language used in ~ 45% of all streams.

Why Do Poker-players Love Twitch?

Viewers can watch deep-runs, final table crushing, epic wins, and of course brutal beats-  all from the comfort of their own homes.

“By following Twitch streams, you can get insight from top players’ thinking processes. For this, you’d have to pay hundreds of dollars on poker training sites. Entirely free on Twitch – crazy but true!” – ‘Arvain’, Team Pro

Many poker players and poker fans watch poker streams for entertainment, but for many there’s a learning aspect

  • Learn poker some of the best poker players in the world (based on tracked winnings), including team pro’s from PartyPoker and GGPoker.  Many of the World’s best online and live poker grinders stream on Twitch – explaining their plays and thought processes for each spot in each game for hours on end.
  • Anything which improves your ‘edge’ in the poker games with no investment other than time is good (or as poker players would say –  “PLUS EV”)
  • Twitch poker is free and always available
  • Channel supporters and viewers can often sometimes play in added value private / exclusive community games and promotions with popular streamers.

Top Poker Streamers March 2021

The top streamers in March are all partnered with except Winamax Poker. The  Runitup channel gained the most followers (2902) in poker on Twitch during the month while streaming poker.


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