Risking It All – Poker Vlogger Corey Eyring “In the F***ing Hole” in Quest for $1,000,000

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Imagine putting your entire net worth on a single roulette spin. That’s exactly what rising vlogging star Corey Eyring plans to do at the end of 2024 with a half-a-million goal. Even if he doesn’t he plans to put whatever he has on the line come year’s end.

“The goal is to have $500,000 at the end of the year and however much I have at the end of the year on December 31st, I’m just gonna put it on red or black,” said Eyring, who is documenting the journey in his vlogs, which has built a strong audience thanks to its fun tone and wild antics.

“It’s gonna be a little difficult to gamble anything on the 31st if I don’t have anything to gamble.”

Unfortunately for Eyring, the success of the vlogs hasn’t transferred over to his bankroll.

“Shout out to Jason Somerville. He actually loaned me $5,000,” Eyring recently admitted to PokerNews. “We are in the f***ing hole. So, it’s gonna be a little difficult to gamble anything on the 31st if I don’t have anything to gamble. I’m gonna go there with -$5,000 and I’m gonna have the casino pay me at this point. So, we have some work to do.”

He added: “Imagine going from less than nothing – I owe someone money right now – to having a million dollars within a year. That’d be sick.”

Eyring recently sat down with PokerNewsChad Holloway while in Las Vegas to talk about his enthusiastic quest.

Poker & Vlogging Inspirations

Originally from New Hampshire, Eyring and his posse started the year off in Mississippi, and since then it has been constant travel ever since.

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“I feel like a little bit of a stray puppy waiting to be euthanized,” Erying joked. “Just ship me off to a hotel, take my money and we’re off to the next stop … We cranked out the at the Beau Rivage then we drove all the way down to Texas, stayed there for about a month, stumbled on to Vegas, lost everything, and we’re still here like so many others that have come before.”

He continued: “When I was growing up when I was, you know, a wee adolescent, I was like, man, these guys are idiots. How do they just go with all their money and then lose everything, man? What if you guys deserve it? And now that I’m here, I’m like dealer one more time. Double down one more time.”

Corey Eyring
Corey Eyring on Poker Night in America (Image: PNIA)

Speaking of when he was a young man, that is when Eyring was first introduced to the game by his brother, who at the time was playing poker for a living.

“I would probably wouldn’t have even started if it weren’t for him. I was eight years old running around the house half naked and he would be like Corey, come play the hand for me … he basically said, ‘Corey, if you pick up aces, just go all in, you pick up any other hand, just fold.’ That was my introduction to the game back in 2008. Fast forward a decade and I actually started playing, and now we’re here. It’s been a hell of a journey.”

Eyring, who has also set a goal of winning a World Series of Poker Circuit this year, has been sharing that journey on his YouTube Channel where he edits his own videos.

“I’m trying to delegate some of the editing but it’s hard to find people that are conducive to a certain style. In an ideal world, I would like to just give off all the editing so I can just focus on playing and make more stuff.”

Corey Eyring
Corey Eyring (Image: PNIA)

As for his inspirations, Eyring cited vlogging godfathers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen, as well as Somerville and Ethan “Rampage” Yau.

“Funny enough, I used to watch Jason Somerville’s Run It Up stream when I was 10 years old. So, it’s crazy, you know, fast forward to today and I’m playing next to him … I think the turning point for me was back in 2022. I was editing one of my Rainbow Six Siege videos popped open a YouTube browser and I saw this kid at a local casino and it turned out it was Rampage Poker. So, I clicked on his video, and at the end of the year, he disclosed his YouTube earnings [of $80K-$100K] and I was like, I’m in the wrong job, brother. That was actually a main inspiration for me to start doing poker stuff.”

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Here’s a look at what poker fans can expect with Eyring’s vlogs:

Interestingly, before he vlogged poker Eyring had a YouTube channel devoted to the video game Rainbow Six Siege.

“I played that for about four years. That’s what I did. We just played, I just played with my friends. We would take the funniest moments and that was the video for the week. It was pretty good money. It kind of blew up during COVID, and gained a lot of traction through TikTok. We were off to the races.”

Listen to Corey Eyring on the PokerNews Podcast here!

Grandma Doesn’t Approve

Corey Eyring
Corey Eyring (far right) on Poker Night in America (Image: PNIA)

So, what does Eyring’s family think of his poker and gambling ways?

“My mom is a little bit risk averse so you can already imagine. She’s not thrilled. My dad supports me in whatever I do and I’d say the same for my brothers and my brother’s wife, my sister-in-law. But last year I uploaded a video called ‘I Might Quit Poker,’ which was 100 percent authentic. I was genuinely considering walking away from the game because the swings are brutal. They suck.

“I gave my grandma a call. I was like Grandma, we’re back.”

“But during that stretch where I was taking time away from poker, my grandma came to visit and I was like, ‘Grandma, I’m done playing poker,’ and she said, ‘Oh, thank God, I’m so glad you’re done with gambling.’ And then I uploaded that video and it shot up to number one out of my 10 best-performing videos of all time. I gave my grandma a call. I was like Grandma, we’re back.”

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Eyring is certainly back in a big way in the poker vlogging streets, and on a recent episode of the PokerNews Podcast hosts Mike “BrockLesnar” Holtz, Kyna England, and Chad Holloway heavily featured Eyring and discussed his chances of success. Additionally, Holtz and Holloway talked about playing against Eyring earlier this year on Poker Night in America.

How much Eyring ultimately wagers at the end of the year remains to be seen, but he still has nine months to spin it up. He could very well do that this summer at the WSOP where he plans to play a fairly large schedule. In the meantime, poker fans can ride the rollercoaster with Eyring on his quest for $1,000,000!

*Images courtesy of Poker Night in America.

At PokerNews, we’re committed to promoting responsible gaming. We encourage all our readers to gamble responsibly and within their means. Gambling should always be a fun and enjoyable activity. It’s important to set limits on time and money spent gambling.Visit our dedicated safer gaming hub for more information about safe and responsible gaming.

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