Lukas 'RobinPoker' Robinson breaks TwitchTV Poker Streaming Record with Incredible 1000 Hours in 100 Days5 months ago
It has already been a 2021 to remember for TwitchTV poker streamer Lukas 'RobinPoker' Robinson, the young Liverpool pro setting a new streaming record of 1000 hours in just 100 days – and pocketing a tidy profit and a sponsorship deal along the way!
Lukas, who at the age of 11 already knew he wanted to be a “top poker player”, gave up his job at an Isle of Man fish and chip shop at the start of the year, determined to make a go of life as a poker streamer.
“I just woke up one day and thought I’m sick of having a normal job and I want to do something I love,” he told the Liverpool Echo. That plan, says Lukas, had some doubters. “I spoke to a load of poker pros and they said ‘I don’t think you know what you’re getting yourself into’,” he revealed, adding: “When I announced the challenge … everyone thought I was mad but I took it seriously and even spoke to a nutritionist.”
The challenge sought to outdo Arlie Shaban’s incredible 1000 hours of poker streaming in 125 days. Lukas, however, knew exactly how lucrative that proved for Arlie.
“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 didn’t have a single day off during his challenge, but gained a massive following as well as plenty of sponsorship, with PokerStars Team Pro Online status and a Run It Up ambassadorship.
That spurred Lukas on, the Liverpool man revealing:
“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.”Starting on January 4th, Lukas managed at least 7 hours of streaming every single day, even managing to move up stakes as he made his way towards the record.
By the time the ‘1000 hours in 100 days’ celebrations started, Lukas had also racked up a $23,850 profit and a GGPoker sponsorship, his TwitchTV following also rising significantly.
Lukas told the Echo newspaper:
“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.”
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