Besides winning millions of dollars playing poker online and live, Jason Somerville has gotten himself a decent fan base over the past 2 years through his live streaming videos of Youtube and Twitch. Today, PokerStars announced via a press release that the 27-year-old American has joined its Team PokerStars Pro.
Jason Somerville represents the latest generation of poker pros, raised on American poker television and videogame culture," PokerStars wrote in a press release. "The young American has parlayed his poker passion into a successful Twitch feed, where fans watch his real-time play, commentary and strategic advice on the popular video platform and game community."
"One of things I've learned in the last few years is that these kinds of relationships are co-promotion partnerships," Somerville told PokerStars Blog. "They're not like the old days where a poker site would put a patch on a player, and they would be a walking billboard. That no longer has a return on the investment for the poker site."