Major streamers like xQc and Trainwreckstv have joined the trend, making gambling streams a common sight on Twitch lately. Fans were stunned to see xQc lose $170,000 while gambling during a recent livestream, though.
It is even more shocking that xQc lost the enormous $170,000 in less than two minutes. Fans were not happy with the streamer’s apparent lack of concern for the loss, despite its size, though.
Early in 2021, gambling streams on Twitch began to gain popularity and generated a lot of discussion among viewers. However, after a brief lull, gambling streams made their way back into Twitch’s mainstream, and well-known figures like xQc started endorsing them again. The streamer’s gambling streams have made a significant dent in his bank account, but that hasn’t stopped him from carrying on.
Fans recently watched xQc lose $170k while gambling in just two minutes during a livestream. What surprised me more, though, was that the streamer didn’t react at all save for the odd time. Fans also commented on the video, saying it was strange to see how, despite earning millions each month, xQc did not even give the significant loss he just suffered much thought.
Others questioned whether he paid for his expenses out of his own pocket or with sponsorship money. Other viewers expressed concern for the streamer and claimed that he had a gambling addiction. They also hoped that his gambling habits would not serve as motivation for his audience.
xQc has been involved in gambling for a while now. He even acknowledged having a gambling addiction on his very first podcast with Pokimane. In fact, the streamer admitted that he had dropped $1.85 million in April through gambling losses.
While gambling may be entertaining to watch live, viewers must be careful not to participate themselves because it is an addictive activity.