103 – Jeff Gross – Engaging the Poker Community Online

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In this episode, Jeff Gross, one of the most interesting personalities in all of poker who professionally plays live and online, discusses how he got started on Twitch. He shares how he’s learned to be realistic about his evolution and growth in the poker world. Elliot and Jeff dive into how to get started on Twitch, what to expect, and how you could turn streaming into a business. Listen in to hear this PBF – Professional Best Friend – talk about balance, family life, and why he loves engaging the poker community online.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[01:00] – Introducing Jeff, a professional poker player and Twitch streamer who is a part of the Party Poker team

[02:05] – On Twitch

  • 02:10 – It has brought engagement back to the game; there’s new features that make the game exciting
  • 03:00 – Poker’s becoming more of a business now

[03:15] – How he got on Twitch

  • 03:20 – Early streamers inspired Jeff; he loves talking and poker, and online poker had gotten a bit dry and sites had been shut down
  • 04:50 – He has a wife and baby and is happy to be able to play in one place; he’s high energy, loves to engage, and has been deemed a professional best friend (PBF)
  • 07:30 – He’s working on the balance between work, family, friends, and life

[08:00] – On being realistic

  • 08:15 – He’s been to 10 WSOPs and has been successful for 8 of them; he’s studied why he didn’t do as well for the other 2
  • 09:00 – His portfolio has changed; he’s doing more on the content side of things
  • 09:30 – He is being realistic about how his work has evolved and changed

[10:15] – On being in the WSOP at 21

  • 10:35 – He played in the casinos live and was in Vegas for his first time; he had no responsibilities and “ran amuck”
  • 11:20 – When he got a live six-figure win, his parents saw the potential poker had and it gave him confidence

[14:00] – The basics about Twitch and it’s opportunities

  • 14:30 – You set up your account and essentially create your own brand; you can use clips from live streams on Twitter or YouTube
  • 16:30 – There are companies investing in streamers; if you’re playing online poker, you might as well stream
  • 17:00 – Companies and poker sites will help promote and partner with streamers

[17:40] – On everyone seeing your cards on Twitch

  • 17:45 – He doesn’t worry about it; he realizes he’s giving up a little bit but the overall picture is too big to be concerned
  • 18:10 – You can always do contrarian stuff and mix up your play; people are busy and won’t see all your plays
  • 18:45 – There are times where you may shy away from spots and keep the Twitch equity at play

[20:00] – On his biggest Twitch stream of 21,500 people

  • 20:30 – People were excited and there was a lot of promotion; it was just a number on the screen but the energy was high
  • 21:15 – He got 8th place but may still get a pay jump because a discrepancy occurred

[22:04] – On his favorite Twitch stream

  • 22:30 – He started at 8am Brazil time and finished at 10am the next day; there’s a clip of his father-in-law coming down the stairs to see him still playing
  • 23:33 – It was the longest online session he’s ever played; he was getting married in a day and a half

[24:30] – On how to start Twitch streaming

  • 24:45 – It’s free to start; it’s fun to send clips to your friends, too, like a journal
  • 26:00 – There’s a ton of information online to learn how to start; he’s happy to answer questions
  • 26:40 – Take a shot at it if you’re interested

[27:00] – On Jeff’s newborn baby

  • 27:15 – They’ve had help from their parents, which is helpful

[27:50] – On Party Poker

  • 28:00 – There are lots of events coming up with crazy prize pools
  • 30:30 – He’s happy to help and inspire people who want to start Twitch streaming

3 Key Points

  1. Take a shot at what interests you!
  2. It’s important to be realistic.
  3. Twitch streaming can be a legitimate business.



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