Kick Gambling Streamer xQc Kicked Out of Canadian Casino
Posted on: November 13, 2023, 06:42h.
Last updated on: November 15, 2023, 07:35h.
Popular online streamer xQc, known for his gambling and video game content, was recently kicked out of a Canadian casino. xQc recently jumped from Twitch to Kick in a 9-figure deal.
The Canadian streamer, whose real name is Félix Lengyel, was removed from the casino while visiting with his family to celebrate his birthday. He later took to X to share his experience.
According to his tweet, security personnel approached and dragged him out of the casino. The streamer pressed the casino’s security for an explanation. He then discovered he had been blacklisted from gambling anywhere in Québec.
The ban includes all forms of provincial gambling, including iGaming and the lottery. The reason behind the prohibition traces back to an article that surfaced in Radio Canada last year where xQc admitted to having a gambling addiction.
The article also detailed a case of a local man influenced by xQc to gamble after seeing his online streams.
Enneric Chabot, a Quebec City resident, followed xQc for years. In 2021, he saw an episode of the streamer gambling on Stake.com. Chabot had allegedly never gambled before and decided to open an account on the gambling platform. Chabot developed a gambling problem and, after falling deeper into debt, filed for bankruptcy.
The incident has ignited discussions among fans and the gaming community, raising questions about the intersection of online entertainment and real-world consequences. xQc, who has built a substantial following for his gaming antics on platforms like Twitch and Kick.
Million Dollar Contract
Kick, partially owned by Stake.com, has proudly announced that it will spend big money to attract streaming talent. Several months ago, it backed up the claim when it signed xQc to a lucrative content agreement worth as much as $100 million.
The foundation of the nonexclusive agreement is a $70-million payday for xQc that can grow to at least $100M over two years if he meets certain milestones. The deal underscores the growing influence and value of top-tier content creators and highlights the intense competition among streaming platforms vying for exclusive partnerships.
The nonexclusivity of the agreement means that xQc can continue to deliver content through Amazon-owned Twitch as well. He reportedly makes a minimum of $3.4 million a year as a base salary, not including his sponsorship deals.
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