Posted on: November 13, 2023, 06:42h.
Last updated on: November 13, 2023, 08:56h.
Popular online streamer xQc, who is known for his gambling and video game content, recently had a run-in with real-world consequences when he was kicked out of a Canadian casino. xQc, whose real name is Félix Lengyel, jumped from Twitch to Kick in a 9-figure deal not long ago.
In a turn of events, xQc found himself at odds with the real-world consequences of his digital exploits during what was supposed to be a celebratory weekend. The Canadian streamer took to social media to share that he and his family had visited the casino to celebrate his birthday, but security personnel approached and asked him to leave.
The details surrounding xQc’s ousting remained a mystery until he pressed the casino’s security for an explanation. It was then that he found out he had been banned from gambling anywhere in Québec.
The ban extended beyond the physical casino to include all forms of provincial gambling, including iGaming and the lottery. The reason behind this sweeping prohibition traced back to an article that surfaced in Radio Canada last year.
The article claimed that xQc had admitted to a gambling addiction, prompting the province to take preemptive action and implement the ban. It also discussed the case of a local man and suggested xQc was responsible for his gambling addiction.
The incident has sparked 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 now Kick, faces the implications of his public persona bleeding into his personal life.
Kick, which is partially owned by Stake.com, proudly announced that it signed xQc to a lucrative content agreement that could be worth as much as $100 million. The nonexclusivity of the agreement means that xQc can continue to deliver content through Twitch as well, where he reportedly makes a minimum of $3.4 million a year as a base salary, not including his sponsorship deals.