Via his Twitch channel, Thirst Lounge, Perkins has been streaming some solid content of him playing online poker, or watching over Dan Bilzerian’s shoulder as he multi-accounts.
Perkins opened his Twitch channel with a bang, giving out live tournament packages to the 2017 PCA. He’s since used the interest and followers generated from the giveaway to build his Twitch following.
Whether playing sessions with Bilzerian or just playing by himself, Perkins is already proving to be one of the more-interesting Twitch personalities.
Besides Bilzerian, poker pro Jeff Gross – a friend of Perkins’ – also makes appearances on the Twitch stream.
Of course, given that Perkins isn’t a pro, watching him isn’t going to significantly improve your game – it’s purely for entertainment. But again, it’s fun to see a rich amateur playing from his yacht.
As for his poker career, Bill Perkins has made over $2.6 million in live tournaments. The bulk of this money comes from when he took third place in the 2013 WSOP $111,111 One Drop High Roller. But he’s also managed to cash in several other events too, including a fifth-place effort in the 2017 PCA $25k High Roller ($92,520).
As for where Perkins’ fortune comes from, he initially made his money as head of Skylar Capital & Skylar Energy. Now worth hundreds of millions, it looks like he has more time to relax on his yacht and causally play online poker hands worth thousands of dollars.