Hustler Casino Live has announced a massive lineup for one of its upcoming games, marking the return of Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth to the show. However, many viewers’ eyes will likely be on Youtube sensation MrBeast who will be joining a few other well-known Twitch streamers as Hustler Casino Live looks to tap into the success of other online entertainment platforms.
The game will have blinds of $100/200 — some of the highest stakes ever seen on the show — and will feature a packed lineup including a number of Twitch stars like Ludwig, Slime, and Alexandra Botez, among others.
Who is MrBeast?
MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, is an American Youtube star, businessman, and philanthropist. He is largely known for his extravagant Youtube videos, such as real-life Squid Games and other various giveaway contests. MrBeast has since ventured out into the real world, launching the popular burger joint MrBeast Burger, as well as a chocolate company called Feastables. He has nearly 95 million subscribers on Youtube, and several of his videos have more than 100 million views.
Hustler Casino Live co-creator Ryan Feldman has been trying to get MrBeast on the show ever since finding out the Youtube star is into poker.
“We had a relationship with Poker King Media/WPT. They came to us to organize a show with some big games on Twitch and YouTube. One of the streamers was Ludwig. I knew that Ludwig was friends with MrBeast because I saw their heads-up match that they streamed a while back.”
Oh boy!! $50,000 buy in, $100-$200, w my guy Jimmy (@MrBeast). I’m a BIG fan of Jimmy’s: great guy, caring guy, he is smart, fun, and he is truly changing the world for the better. Gonna be fun! @TomDwan Keating @LudwigAhgren and @alexandravbotez “Chess girl” 😂 #Fun #POSITIVITY https://t.co/tDKC10S41b
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) April 29, 2022
Feldman continued, “After the show, I was talking with Ludwig about MrBeast and how cool it would be to have shown them and Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan (because I knew that MrBeast is friendly with Hellmuth and Dwan). Ludwig texted him and within an hour he asked me if we could do a show this Sunday. Obviously, I was all for this.”
Tapping into Twitch
The Twitch show that Feldman mentioned aired on Tuesday, April 26. The lineup included the aforementioned Ludwig, along with Sykkuno, QTCinderalla, and more Twitch streamers. That show got over 5,000 concurrent viewers on the Hustler stream, and Alexandra Botez streamed it on her channel as well, getting nearly 30,000 viewers there.
Feldman was very happy with that stream and is looking forward to MrBeast’s show, telling us that he is hoping to break records.
“I expect this show to be the largest live audience in poker Livestream history. We had almost 21,000 concurrent viewers on both days that Phil Ivey played. I expect this show to greatly exceed that … There is such a massive audience in Twitch/YouTube streaming. And a lot of that audience can cross over into poker.”
Feldman has huge expectations for how this upcoming game will be received by viewers and believes that combining the two genres can help “grow the show into something massive.”
The game will kick off on Sunday, May 1 at 8 pm PT on the Hustler Casino Live Youtube page.