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Lukas Robinson, aka ‘RobinPoker,’ is the new kid on the poker circuit to watch out for. The 23-year-old just set a new streaming record of 1000 hours of poker content in just 100 days! Not just that, the young lad has also pocketed a nifty profit of $23,850 and bagged a sponsorship deal along the way!
I DID IT!
1000 Hours of Poker streamed in 100 days
🥇A new Twitch Poker World Record🥇
✅Played 10 hours of poker on average per day
✅No stream shorter than 7 hours
No Days off
I will never forget this moment!!! Thank you everyone ♥️ pic.twitter.com/getmw79fEF
— RobinPoker (@RobinPoker_) April 13, 2021
Originally from Liverpool but now living in the Isle of Man, Robinson quit his job at his family’s fish and chip shop to become a full-time poker player. Looking at his school yearbook photo, 11-year-old Robinson wrote that he dreamed of being a top poker player and that in 10 years, he would be in Las Vegas for his 21st birthday playing poker. Flash forward 12 years, and Robinson has managed to break Arlie Shaban’s record of streaming 1,000 hours in 125 consecutive days!
Talking to the Liverpool Echo, Robinson revealed how he decided to take up poker professionally, saying, “I just woke up one day and thought I’m sick of having a normal job and I want to do something I love. I spoke to a load of poker pros, and they said, ‘I don’t think you know what you’re getting yourself into’. When I announced the challenge … everyone thought I was mad, but I took it seriously and even spoke to a nutritionist.”
He even shared how meeting Shaban opened his eyes to the possibility of how poker streaming can be a lucrative deal for him.
“I met him in London one day, and he told me about it and since then I was thinking I would love to do that, but it would just be impossible.”
Shaban had accomplished the feat in March 2018, following which he not only gained a massive following on Twitch but also became a PokerStars Online Team Pro and bagged a Run It Up ambassadorship.
Seeing his success, Robinson decided to just go for it. “It was one day last year when I thought why don’t I just go for it, what is there to lose, I’m still young.”
From January 4 this year, Robinson began streaming and managed to stream at least seven hours every day without a break. By the time the ‘1000 hours in 100 days’ celebrations started, Lukas had racked up a $23,850 profit and a GGPoker sponsorship, his TwitchTV following also rising significantly.
“I’ve got my sponsorship now, and they’re basically paying me to play poker and they’re giving me free tickets to big events. I just want to become one of the biggest poker streamers in the UK and the world, that’s my ambition. I just want to keep doing what I love, because I really do love it. The goal would be to get in the hundred thousands or millions and to be admired as one of the best poker players in the world,” Robinson stated ecstatically.
Kudos to Robinson for the incredible feat he has achieved!