Renowned online poker operator PartyPoker has been very busy solidifying its place in the United States’ poker industry over the past couple of months. While some of the company’s moves have been unprecedented, it goes without saying that they make total sense especially when viewed from a business perspective – these developments have not only increased the operator’s popularity but they have also helped it to grow as a business.
PartyPoker is available 24/7 to customers but the company has recently decided to take this a notch higher by launching a new Twitch channel that will be offering “poker-focused action and entertainment” every single hour of every day of the week.
Dubbed partypoker247, the New Twitch channel officially went live on March 1 and since then, it has been featuring a ton of promotions, awarding a plethora of prizes as well as featuring some online poker action from some of the members of both the Team Online and Team PartyPoker. In addition to that, the partypoker247 Twitch channel will also feature some featured content that will include the final day of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Barcelona that which is scheduled for Sunday, March 17. There will also be live streaming from the MILLIONS South America which will go down every day from March 18-24 with PartyPoker’s Team Pro Ludovic Geilich, Fedor Holz, and Dzmitry Urbanovich set to stream on March 26, March 27 and March 29 respectively.
Jaime Staples Joins Team Online
PartyPoker has been steadily adding a number of poker pros to its newly formed Team Online, its squad of streaming poker players that is aimed at promoting play on the online poker site. Last Friday, the online poker operator announced that it will be adding Twitch Poker pioneer and former PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples to the fledgling team beginning May 4.
Staples is quite popular among fans of poker tournaments and poker streaming. Having started streaming online poker from the basement of his mother’s house, he managed to gradually build a strong online following and this eventually got the attention of PokerStars officials who then went on to offer him a position as a “friend of PokerStars”, role that later evolved to a full-time position as a Team PokerStars Online ambassador in late 2016.
His relationship with PokerStars, unfortunately, came to an end earlier this year – he confirmed this news through a video where he said that he was leaving the online poker operator in order to pursue other opportunities. Well, he seems to have found that opportunity with PokerStars biggest competitor at the moment. The May 4 date when he will be officially joining PartyPoker’s Team Online will be 90-day after leaving PokerStars. Very well timed.