Paddy Power Poker Makes Twitch Team with Three Rising Stars

Paddy Power Poker has upped its streaming game by signing three Twitch personalities to host its of weekly broadcasts.

Paddy Power Poker Twitch Team

Paddy Power Poker has drafted three Twitcher streamers to boost its presence on social media. (Image: Paddy Power)

Paddy Power will be better known to most as an Irish bookmaker that’s not afraid to push the boundaries in the name of self-promotion.

However, as well as being an irreverent betting site, it’s a been in the poker business for more than a decade. In fact, it’s a stablemate of PokerStars under the Flutter Entertainment banner.

Now, with online poker enjoying a renaissance due to COVID-19 restrictions, it’s upping the ante with a new team of Twitch streamers.

Paddy Power Poker Dives Deeper into Twitch Streams

Of course, Paddy Power Poker never really went away. However, it’s also fair to say that the iPoker-based site isn’t ranked among the biggest in the industry.

That’s something the promo team is looking to change. With other online poker sites showing what’s possible on Twitch, Paddy Power has drafted three British pros to host its weekly stream.

Conor O’Driscoll (ccoonnoorrr), Mark Bennett (MBen10_), and Tom Parsons (PredPoker) will go live on Twitch every Tuesday at 8pm GMT.

The trio primarily play low and mid-stakes MTTs and cash games, which suits the general demographics of Paddy Power Poker.

Ireland’s O’Driscoll is the most established of the three pros. He has live tournament cashes dating back to 2010 and more than $870,000 in prize money on PokerStars under the screenname ccoonnoorr.

Bennett from Wales is a rising star on the British poker scene and as much of a personality on the felt as he is away from it.

Rounding out the new recruits is Northern Ireland’s Parsons. The politics graduate shot to prominence in 2019 at PokerStars’ Lex Live 2 event in London.

As a follower of poker pro and Twitch streamer Lex Veldhuis, Parsons took part in a special scavenger hunt.

The Irishman completed his tasks before everyone else and won a $25,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass. That was the boost he needed, not only to focus on his poker career but his Twitch channel.

Twitchers to Boost Paddy Power’s Poker Profile

All three ambassadors will take part in Paddy Power Poker Twitch Club games on Tuesday nights.

As well as broadcasting their exploits in real-time, the pros will chat to viewers, offer tips, and run competitions and giveaways.

A Twitch team is unlikely to make Paddy Power the leading online poker site in the world. However, there is a clear desire for streaming content.

PokerStars and Partypoker have been pushing their streaming services for the best part of three years, as have pros such as Veldhuis and Jaime Staples. Twitch has also become a go-to resource for live and online tournament coverage.

Paddy Power will add to the flow of streaming content and, potentially, boost its presence within the poker industry.

Written by

Daniel Smyth

Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the world, not just America.

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