Georgina James started playing poker after discovering European Poker Tour (EPT) streams on Twitch.
After playing some Home Games with friends from university, her love for the game quickly grew. She began streaming herself playing poker on Twitch – little did she know then that she’d soon grow into a professional player.
After graduating with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath, Georgina quickly decided to take up poker full time and left her job behind.
Now she’s a member of PokerStars Team Pro, she wants to showcase the best of poker and the best of its community, and to help bring new players into the game. That sense of togetherness and friendliness within the community is something Georgina really wants to develop, and it is where she has made some of her best friends.
“I wouldn’t be anywhere without the community I’ve built through streaming,” said Georgina. “It almost feels like once you find your poker family, you’re going to have a lot of fun going to events and bumping into people you know. I think that’s the nice thing about poker, the fact it’s really social.”
Her favorite moment as a Team Pro member has been giving out two PSPC Platinum Passes herself through the DareToStream competition. During this, she was subsequently surprised with her very own PSPC Platinum Pass. Many of those that entered are still streaming now and this gives Georgina a real sense of pride – it’s more than she could have ever hoped for.
More recently, she came away with a win in the women’s event at the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) – one of the biggest events in any pro’s calendar.
Georgina plays online poker exclusively at PokerStars, where she plays under the username ‘GJReggie’.