Brad Owen on COVID Lockdown, the Future of Live Poker, Neeme MUGs & More! – The Rake E032
On this week’s episode of The Rake podcast, hosts Marle Cordeiro & Jamie Kerstetter chat with guest Brad Owen about what he’s been up to in COVID quarantine, his thoughts on how the lockdown will affect the future of live poker, how much he misses live events, his MUGs with Andrew Neeme, and much more.
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What he’s been up to during quarantine and the consequent lack of live poker.
What types of poker they’re all playing online. MTTs vs cash. Online MTTs vs live MTTs.
His recent experience at an 888 tournament in Madrid. His desire to be a better live tournament player.
The outlook on live poker coming back to Vegas. The current plan for casinos reopening. Venetian’s tarnished reputation.
Jamie’s thoughts on how the social aspects of post-COVID live poker might ruin the game for recreational players.
Why live poker is better outside of Vegas in general.
Brad and Andrew Neeme’s MUGs (meet up games), and how playing under those circumstances can affect their game.
Missing the social aspects of meet up games and fun live events like Run It Up Reno.
The challenges of attempting to setup online meet up games, and Brad’s reservations about creating YouTube content from online play. YouTube’s lack of transparency in flagging poker content.
Brad’s Cat Rap videos, and an update on how Crouton’s coping with quarantine. How pets, in general, are benefiting from quarantine. How Marle’s coping with being separated from Chauncey.
Spraggy getting slow rolled by Tonka. Slow rolling as a trolling strategy.
Jamie using the Skinny against Andrew Neeme.
Their mutual love for Run It Up Reno.
His efforts to raise money for card dealers who are out of work during the economic shutdown, and Jamie’s efforts to raise money for gig workers in the poker community through Keep The Lights On charity streams. The sometimes negative public image of the poker community vs their behind-the-scenes efforts to take care of and support each other.
ACR’s celebrity charity tournament.
Their advice for people considering poker as a full-time profession.
How poker fits into his overall income. How having other pursuits can impact your dedication to poker. Being transparent about your failures to help your followers and fans learn.
Marle’s experience with online trolls as a woman in the poker community.
His interest in making a poker movie or show. A discussion of previous poker productions like Rounders, Molly’s Game, and 2 Months 2 Million.
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