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Have you been following the coolest poker live stream on YouTube? YouTube sensations and comedians Samay Raina and Tanmay Bhat have hosted PokerStars India’s ‘Sundays With PokerStars’ for a month now. Needless to say, the live streams have been a raging hit!
The dynamic duo has been streaming poker games live on PokerStars India every Sunday on their YouTube channels. The four episodes that have been streamed so far have featured a multitude of exciting guests making for a perfect mix of poker and comedy. The likes of Nishant Tanwar aka Rider OP, Munawar Faruqui, Sejal Bhat, Jaspreet Singh, Sorabh Pant, Rahul Dua, and Aishwarya Mohanraj, illusionist and mentalist Vivek Desai and Suhani Shah, rapper Baba Sehgal, Tanmay Bhat’s AIB mates Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya, along with gamer and streamer Anshu Bisht aka Gamer Fleet have all made an appearance on the Sunday poker streams.
PokerStars India has been spearheading the campaign to make poker more accessible to the urban youth. The India-facing poker site has appointed youth icons of the country as its brand ambassadors in the past, such as the former Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni and critically acclaimed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The online site has been relentless in its efforts to bring the game to a much wider audience, and its latest move with Samay Raina and Tanmay Bhat hosting the ‘Sundays With PokerStars’ seems to have worked brilliantly. The first four streams have received an overwhelming response, with all of them crossing 300,000 views comfortably. It will be safe to summarize that these streams are getting a lot of traction from the non-poker playing community.
Let’s take a quick look at how the first four streams did.
Episode 1 (June 20)
The first live stream was guest-starred by Rider OP, Vivek Desai, Sejal Bhat, and Gamer Fleet. The near 1 hour 51 minutes long stream has a combined 4,19,459 views (and counting), with over 23K likes (from both Samay Raina and Tanmay Bhat’s channels).
Watch the highlights of the first episode below.
Episode 2 (June 27)
The second episode was a laugh riot as stand-up comedians Munawar Faruqui, Rahul Dua, and Jaspreet Singh, along with illusionist and mentalist Suhani Shah joined Raina and Bhat for the over two-hour-long stream. This stream has combined likes of 26K and is presently sitting on 4,34,033 combined views.
Watch the highlights of the second episode below.
Episode 3 (July 4)
Another two-hour-long stream featured former AIB members Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya, along with stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant and India’s rapping sensation Baba Sehgal. The stream has 18.6K likes and 3,20,513 views.
Watch the highlights of the third episode below.
Episode 4 (July 11)
Three former guests made a comeback in the fourth stream, namely Gamer Fleet, Suhani Shah, and Munawar Faruqui, while Aishwarya Mohanraj made her debut appearance. The stream has 25K likes and 4,40,919 views.
Watch the highlights of the fourth episode below.
Looking at the stats, it’s apparent that PokerStars India’s ‘Sundays With PokerStars’ has been a phenomenal success and has made quite an impact in attracting the attention of the country’s youth towards the mind sport.
So, if you haven’t caught on to the poker fever yet, what are you waiting for? Check out the ‘comedy kings,’ Samay Raina, and Tanmay Bhat’s poker live streams on their respective YouTube channels every Sunday.
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