Live-ish from the LAPC

by , Feb 14, 2010 | 8:11 pm

This — a live cam from above the floor of the Commerce — is pretty cool. Would be extra-awesome if a fight were to breakout or some girl decided to go streaking. But whatever, anyhow, check it out, if you want to watch — at present — three or four tables of a super-satellite at the Commerce. (They just got back from break.)

I think the plan is to stream the final table of the $1k w rebuys event later tonight …

They don’t quite have play-by-play to make it a real show (yet), but there is a chat moderator to answer questions about what you’re looking at. This UStream thing … so much potential to be either really good or really bad. Jury still out … but interesting they have it … and the audio now in my background (have heard a few screams and stomps, calls for somebody named Sam, and lots of chip-clicking) is more compelling than the NBC analysts for pairs figure skating.

Webcam chat at Ustream

I don’t quite get what’s possible when they say, “You can send video here by putting the show’s hashtag, #veerob, in the title when you record! Enjoy!” Are they implying someone at the table could run video, too, and put it in the same thread?

I can see World Series coverage really changing in coming years if people can self-cover themselves on video similarly to reporting their chip counts via twitter.

Follow the goings-on at the Commerce a little less pathetically with @LAPokerClassic.

One Comment to “Live-ish from the LAPC”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I think that send video to #veerob thing is standard for UStream streams. There’s no way the WSOP is going to have hundreds of people trying to stream their action to a few friends. It would be cool if people would go up into the rafters and offer bootleg video of final tables, like the final two hands from the WSOPE. That site ( is streaming tournament action in cardrooms around the UK with a couple of cameras on tripods, switching back and forth.