This is a discussion on Hustlers Casino Live within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; I just wanted to bring to CC members attention (obviously some will know) that content is now available from Hustler Casino Live and it is
I just wanted to bring to CC members attention (obviously some will know) that content is now available from Hustler Casino Live and it is definitely worth checking out. The first stream I watched was instantly credible.
Based in LA they provide content in two ways – daily live streams and they are also loading edited and full stream content to their You Tube channel.
Their agenda was they were going to raise the quality bar regarding live streams and they have really done so. The stream is phenomenal quality, impressive high definition, they have miked the players/tables really well, provide commentary and the graphics/information are instantaneous and the best I have ever seen.
Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen will be hosting their LA based ‘Meet Up Games’ at Hustlers from now on. Additionally the intention will be to attract notable players on a national level for future high roller events
For now it’s noticeably LA centric as they have poached several of the ‘Live At The Bike’ players such as Garret Adelstein but that’s understandable. The casino overall is luxurious and rated highly and they have put serious money into the production feature table/stage- whereas ‘Live At The Bike’ looks like it is shot in a tatty spare room.
Only a small thing to nit-pick. As I am a fan of the coverage of the European Poker Tour provided by PokerStars their main stage set up and the direction is flawless. They invariably set up space around the feature table so they can move cameras around, pan in and out and their coverage never feels static= there is a real flow to the direction.
By comparison the Hustlers coverage, whilst excellent quality feels somewhat static (but then so does PokerGO’s coverage quite often) so I hope they loosen up the cameras a little as time passes and ‘direct’ a little more creatively.
The other interesting thing regarding my original post was the fact I said the cameras were a little static and I noted the EPT coverage was superb (actually WSOP tourneys are directed well also).
Well I noticed already they have used some more interesting camera angles however in that Esfandiari stream they had a camera man on the floor (dressed in black to not intrude wielding a sophisticated camera)) shooting footage from all around the table.
It did not appear to be included in the live stream (the cameraman looked to be shooting closeups of players from head height involved in big hands) but my guess would be it will be edited into shorter uploads. Then perhaps when they settle on a level of competency that mobile camera will feature on the live stream.
So I can only say kudos because it is obvious that they are making demands of themselves.
Obviously with the Esfandiari stream, if they regularly stage a high roller game with well known players I think they will get some monster views.