XQC has stirred up controversy again by accepting a paid sponsorship from the gambling service, Stake.
Why are sponsored gambling streams controversial?
XQC has previously mentioned having an online gambling addiction — having lost $1.8 million dollars alone in April 2022.
Additionally, much of XQC’s audience is made up of younger viewers under the age of 18. There are clear laws against promoting gambling to children.
To get around the US laws, many streamers often hold streams from Mexico or Canada to get around regulations. XQC’s stream was hosted in Canada, allowing him to gamble on stream since he technically wasn’t in the US.
QXC’s response to the sponsored gambling controversy
While XQC is aware that people are unhappy with his gambling sponsorships, he has alleged no wrongdoing on his part. He responded in his offline Twitch chat with the message below saying he won’t apologize.
Granted, Twitch has no official guidelines around gambling streams. While there is a question about the ethics of sponsored gambling streams, XQC has technically done nothing wrong with accepting gambling sponsorships.
Twitch has yet to make a statement about the rise of gambling streams. We will update this once if Twitch makes a statement.