Popular streamer xQc was recently criticized by some of its followers for promoting what they called “slots for kids”. The content creator has been collaborating with an online casino called Stake for several months now, attracting the ire of his fellow streamers and much of his fan base.
After streaming himself for more than 11 hours, a content creator known as JesseSMFI sent xQc to an online slot machine with stuffed animals and wacky sound effects called Fluffy in Space. The content creator was hesitant at first, but xQc eventually came along and opened JesseSMFI’s link. The online slot soon turned out to have a maximum bet of $12.50. While the streamer usually wagers hundreds or even thousands of dollars at a time, xQc placed several bets on the sound of beeping and screaming.
“Why do they make slots?” JesseSMFI asked. ‘Who do they serve here for, man? Okay, damn Minecraft on the first monitor, this on the second. Roll,” said the streamer. “Roll.” Several of those watching at the time were quick to call the online casino “slots for kids.” In response to what he saw, xQc described the online slot as “goofy ass dogshit”. Then he gambles for another two hours.
The content creator has been at the center of an ongoing debate about gambling for much of this year. The battle began shortly after xQc began accepting gambling sponsorship and handing out promotional codes. The streamer went on to say that he would stop accepting online casino sponsorships last year before admitting he was addicted to gambling. “I’m just easily addicted, so I just shouldn’t gamble,” commented xQc. “I still do it. Is that good? No, that’s terrible. That’s a disease. That’s sick. I am ill. But you know what? I can afford to be sick. I’m lucky.” The streamer later noted that he lost nearly $2 million to online casinos.
The streamer soon backtracked on his promise to stop accepting gambling sponsorship, admitting that his followers have gambled millions of dollars. “It’s not that bad,” said xQc. “119 million dollars. It’s not crazy. Those are rookie numbers compared to some of these idiots.” When criticized by his fan base, the content creator explained how the money “always comes back one way or another”.
xQc’s comments prompted numerous other streamers to speak out against the practice of accepting gambling sponsorship. “A lot of these websites, Stake and all of them, if they have a code, if you offer a code, that means Stake keeps track of all your losses and you get a percentage of the losses from your fanbase,” explains Hasan. † “That is literally the truth. It’s that damn bad. They let you in. They showed you the losses of your fucking fan base.”
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