After making it known that he would be retiring from playing poker, Doug Polk, the star has also terminated his relationship with the game with regards to his YouTube Content.
While posting what he termed as his very last YouTube video, which has had close to 125000 views so far, he stated that while he did love generating great YouTube content, his time has now come to an end.
With close to a 250K subscribers at the time of terminating the channel, he is considered one of the most successful Poker YouTuber, and his team should not have a problem feeling proud of the work they have done over the years. Often comical, at other times insightful, his channel at best felt like the hub of poker, especially when he had Joey Ingram in tow.
The two had some differences, but by the time their working relationship came to an end, they virtually had roles side by side, often collaborating on attention grabbing content.
It is quite clear that since he took a back seat from poker, his contribution to the genre on YouTube was a second job, a means of making money. As he admits himself, his passion has died off.
He pulled no punches with the dismissal of solver as being the reason he left, naming solver as a contributing factor that destabilized his online game. Polk was quite negative, generally, regarding how robotic he felt online poker had grown.
Other than live winning amounting to $9 million, he managed to bank close to $2 million worth of WCGRider. His most famous money making instances was the infamous $100 to $10000 challenge.
His departure is certainly poker’s loss, but the good news is that he is working on new videos, in which he will be dissecting recent events in his own way.
With regards to content, he has proven that he can comfortably command an audience, irrespective of the subject matter. The approach he used to break down his subject matter is quite entertaining, so is his take on the current pandemic.
In his future videos, he may have to build a new fan base, but considering that he has managed close to 15000 views, it makes his migration from poker content to his new social commentary worthwhile.