Roughly three years ago, you could barely find any good poker content on YouTube simply because famous poker players took to Twitch to stream their games or to teach people about how they play and why they play.
This has changed.
Over the last 24 months, YouTube has emerged with quality poker content to where it is now the world’s leading poker content platform.
In this article, we will be going over the different YouTube channels that you should be subscribing to if you want to:
- Learn more about the game of poker
- Gain valuable insights about the game of poker from the professionals
- Witness the best, worst, and funniest moments in poker history
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We can’t have a list of the top YouTube poker channels without PokerStars.
Think NBA or NFL, but for poker.
This channel covers promotional videos, highlights of major events, and livestreams of major poker events around the world.
You also might want to turn up your audio a little since the commentary of the highlights and the events are in-depth mixed with humor.
This is WPT’s official YouTube channel and features highlights from the World Poker Tour events as well as interviews, highlights, and spotlights on the world’s best professional poker players.
It doesn’t have quite the commentary as PokerStars, and it’s actually more centered on the games itself, but it’s still one of the best channels out there if you want to watch your favorite players play.
This is the official channel of WSOP, which contains episodes of ESPN’s WSOP as well as compilation and highlight videos.
This channel doesn’t really stack up against PokerStars and World Poker Tour in terms of action and commentary, but it does have some of the best Main Event moments in YouTube.
Poker Night in America is a syndicated television show, which airs every Monday night at 10PM EDT on the CBS sports network.
Apart from replays of the episodes, you’ll also find live streams of their live cash games.
Poker News a.k.a. pokernewsdotcom on Youtube is an independent online poker content provider.
The channel contains highlights, insights, and interviews from the best professional poker players in the world.
Poker Central is the YouTube channels for those who’re already fans of the various poker events around the world.
This channel offers insightful interviews from professional players as well as highlights of the biggest poker moments recorded.
Do want to see what an $8.8 million call looks like? This channel has the video.
The HPT YouTube channel is great for those who’re unable to watch HPT events on TV.
You’ll also catch table broadcasts and interviews of players from HPT events across the USA.
His videos are very entertaining and his highlights also contain educational tidbits on his decision-making processes and his plays.
If you want to watch a game of poker minus the commentator’s personal banter and more focus on the game itself, subscribe to The Poker Guys.
These guys provide the best in-depth hand analyses videos on the Internet and they are good.
These guys will make you feel like you discovered fire.
Gripsed Poker Training is the best poker educational content provider on YouTube. Period.
Evan Jarvis, the show’s host, has done this for many years but we feel that he doesn’t get the credit that he deserves.
His channel is mostly focused on tournaments and sit and gos, but there are some strategies that you’ll find for cash games as well.
Like Gripsed Poker Training, this channel also produces educational content for poker, with focus on helping you win live cash games.
Bart Hanson, the channel’s creator, also works alongside some of the best poker players in the world to produce the channel’s content.
Reading Poker Tells provides you with a more focused training on one particular poker skill: reading tells.
Hosted by Zachary Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells and Verbal Poker Tells, his videos are all about reading tells and how to use them to your advantage.
He also reels in pop culture references to help you understand the process of reading tells better.
If you want the best strategies out there for NL Hold’Em Cash games, this channel is for you.
But their strategies are holistic so you can use them for other games.
He does provide text content on top of his video and audio content, so it’s like watching an online class for poker (but it’s free).
Raise Your Edge is produced by Bencb789, one of the world’s best online poker players and one of the best poker coaches as well.
You’ll find his videos to be focused more on the execution and less on theories.
He is very straightforward when it comes to his videos and his strategies are priceless, literally.
His online courses may be expensive, but you don’t want to miss out on any educational content he chunks out for free.
Serious highlight videos? Check.
Hilarious streaming moments? They have that too.
Giveaways? Yep, this channel has that as well.
Talbot likes to stream high stakes poker tournaments from time to time, whether he wins or loses.
Live at the Bike was the first group to do poker streaming, long before anyone even thought of doing it.
They’re live from the famous Bicycle casino and features mid to high stakes live cash games.
Commentary for their games is provided by Bart Hanson, who’s one of the best poker players.
This YouTube channel is all about publishing the latest news and updates about the poker industry.
They also have a great collection of highlights and videos of the best poker hands ever recorded.
Their channel pretty much covers everything: highlights, reviews, educational content, hand analysis, and even promotions and giveaways.
DonkPlay’s channel is hosted by Phil Galfond and focuses on strategies for the online poker scene.
On top of providing you with winning strategies, he’ll also go in-depth about his tilts and provides analysis so you don’t follow in his footstep.
Daniel Negreanu is the (insert athlete’s name) of poker and is Team Pokerstars’ headline pro.
Dubbed as Kid Poker, he mixes his YouTube content with 2 parts entertainment, 3 parts strategy, and a whole lot of personal adventures too, so don’t be shocked if you find his weight loss journey video right next to his Day 2 WSOP 2018 vlog.
If you just want to watch a game of poker minus the waiting and the dealing, then FuryTV might be the channel for you.
The channel provides you with daily poker compilations and videos of the best hands possible.
They even have a separate playlist called The Best Poker Hands
Doug Polk is one of the best poker YouTube channels that you’ll ever find.
He provides his subscribers with his daily updates on his online poker as well as weekly updates.
For those who’re just new into playing poker, you should stream his online games as he goes in-depth into his plays and decision-making processes (especially when you’re watching his replays and highlights).
He also has educational videos that will help improve your game.
If we’re talking about premiere YouTube poker personalities, then Andrew Neeme is your guy.
This guy has the most talked-about videos on the Internet, and his videos are mostly about his games and travels.
You’ll catch some good learning points from his games as well, so don’t take them for granted.
He also uploaded his older videos on his channel, so they’re also good to watch if you want to see more of his plays and thought process.
Kevin Martin’s channel is all about the how-to’s of poker.
How to make a final table in 2 hours or how to improve your online poker game for 2018 are just some of the videos that you’ll find on his channel, on top of his wacky highlights and vlogs.
Now, if you want a more candid approach for your YouTube videos, Joey Ingram of JoeIngram1 is your channel.
His channel provides you with current events and the hottest topics from his guests’ perspectives.
He covers both live and online poker games on top of his podcasts.
He speaks enthusiastically and fast, so you’re never bored when you’re watching his videos.
Jonathan Little’s YouTube channel is the best channel if you want to take your poker game to the next level.
Being a world-class professional poker player, you’ll find that his videos about strategies and skills can help you bring in the money.
You’ll also find his personal vlogs from time to time on his channel too.
Alec Torelli’s YouTube channel is called ConsciousPoker.
Being a professional poker player and coach for the last 12 years, he’s played in some of the biggest poker tournaments in the world.
His content is more focused on strategies and analysis, but you’ll also get to watch some of his (and other poker players’) highlights.
Another world-class poker vlogger, Brad Owen’s channel is a lot of poker player’s personal favorite (ours included).
He always provides the best poker strategy on his channel and his videos about hand breakdowns are nothing short of excellent.
When he’s not producing poker strategies, he’ll produce videos about his daily life about being a low/mid stakes live poker player.
Lex Veldhuis is a 32-year old poker from the Netherlands and has been playing poker professionally for the last 12 years.
He’s played both cash games and online poker, but recently he’s more focused on playing the latter.
His channel will contain his streams’ highlights and you’ll also find some strategy videos as well.
Known as BlackRain79 online, he has some of the highest winnings ever recorded online at the micros.
His channel is more suited for micro stakes games and his poker strategies are excellent.
PokerUpdate is an up-and-coming poker channel that focuses on both live and online poker games.
They also feature highlights, Tweets of the week, and weekly updates.
CardPlayer provides you with videos, tournament results, and vlogs from some of the world’s best professional poker players.
They also have strategy videos for playing different poker games and some videos to help you improve your poker skills.
Somuchpoker is a YouTube channel that provides you with news about the poker community in the Asia Pacific region.
Specific, we know, but the channel is founded by the region’s top poker players.
Their goal is to provide the world with everything that’s happening in the Asian market.
For people who want to get a glimpse of what it’s like to play games on PokerStars, this channel is the place to go.
Felix Schneider provides his personal insights on the world of Poker as well as strategies and his daily grind in online poker.
However, the videos are in German but he does stream in English on Twitch.
PokeR988TV is one of the most popular YouTube channels when it comes to poker.
The channel may not be English, but it is popular across the world for its exciting vlogs and videos.
After all, having 1.3 million subscribers is proof enough that it has the best (non-English) poker content in the world.
Whether you want to enhance your poker skills or just want to be updated in the world of poker, these channels are just right for you and are worth subscribing to.