Is Joe Ingram taking the bike to the party?
The poker podcast prince, Joe Ingram, promised to make 2017 the year of collaboration, and he isn’t messing around with another major announcement this week.
I think it’s time we stopped calling Joey Ingram a Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) player from Chicago.
If you have six or seven hours spare and love your poker, then Ingram is your man. From humble beginnings, and a few listeners, Ingram created the most popular podcast (call it what you want) in poker, pulling off the impossible interviews that nobody else seemed capable of booking.
Ingram’s success didn’t go unnoticed.
Earlier this year, Ingram won the inaugural Podcast of the Year award at the Global Poker Index (GPI) European Poker Awards (EPA), beating away some pretty impressive audible experiences along the way.
If there is a scandal in poker, the people want Ingram to get the lowdown, and he rarely disappoints.
A few weeks ago, Ingram entered a new realm when Poker Central chose him as the host of the fresh new TV show, Major Wager, and over the weekend news broke of another digital entertainment deal for the Omaha orator.
Ingram will partner with the Bicycle Casino in California, where he will host a weekly poker show as part of the ‘Live at the Bike’ Twitch Channel. Presently, the show doesn’t have a name, and Ingram will let his fans decide via social media. The winner will receive $99.27 and the opportunity to feature on the show.
According to Ingram’s Twitter channel, the new show will contain some interviews, strategy, and views on poker gossip, although sometimes, Live at the Bike doesn’t need any help, the poker itself does the talking.
Joe Ingram partnering with partypoker
Everyone remembers the days when online poker rooms were slapping more patches on people’s arms that Nicorette.
Well, things have changed.
Poker players are creating personalised tribes, and online poker rooms are sticking a needle into the vein of those tribes in the hope that some of that new blood flows onto their tables.
Ingram has 33,311 subscribers to his YouTube channel, 21,300 followers on Twitter, and partypoker has taken notice.
In the last week, partypoker has made their audacious bid to take the high stakes online action away from PokerStars with a series of high stakes PLO games featuring the likes of Sam Trickett, Leon Tsoukernik, and Patrik Antonius. Ingram has been streaming/commentating on the new ‘big game’ through his personal social media channels.
With Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan rumoured to be taking part in future jousts, and Fedor Holz recently joining the party, I think you can expect the relationship between Ingram and partypoker to deepen from this point onwards.
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