Matt Broughton

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Matt Broughton is well known within the British Poker community for his regular appearance on Sky Poker,[1] as well as the humorous magazine show The Club, which he presented with Dan Lobb.

He can often be heard commentating on Matchroom Poker productions alongside friend and broadcaster Jesse May.

In 2007 his first book (co-authored with Dave Woods) "How to Play and Win at Poker" was published.

Before Sky Poker, Broughton was a presenter on cult late night show: Poker Night Live.

His previous jobs include being editor of Flush Magazine, and writing for various magazines and newspapers, including: Poker Player, Cool Player, WPT, The Sportsman, etc. Prior to his involvement in the world of poker, Matt spent 15 years in the video games industry, where he held various roles, including European Marketing Director for Midway Games, and International Director of Communications for Atari.

Broughton has been playing poker for over ten years. Originally an Omaha player, he quickly migrated over to the increasingly popular Texas Hold'em variant. Leaving his day job behind, Broughton went semi-pro in 2005, regularly playing live in his favourite Vegas poker rooms or across the increasingly busy internet tables. He began writing for various magazines that launched as poker's popularity grew; also joining the ever-growing ranks of poker bloggers and podcasters.

He also runs a poker events company: Poker Evenings

In recent years Matt has been a regular commentator for the European Poker Tour on the live internet stream for live events, both cards up and hidden cards featured tables. For these events he is most recognizably paired with Marc Convey for what is often referred to as the M&M Show by EPTLive fans.

As for July 2015, his total earnings show a bit more than $500. He has just one ITM, officially. [2]


His irreverent humour and wit are well-known and apparent in his various songs and blogs across the web.


Outside of poker, he is in a band called Waster (which, incidentally, is also his poker nickname) where he plays the bass guitar.


  1. ^ Rebecca McAdam (19 June 2009). "World Series Madness on The Poker Show". Card Player. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Poker Player Profile

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