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Twitch’s Gambling Boom Is Luring Gamers Into Crypto Casinos

Overseas site partners with Twitch streamers to gamble with crypto—and their fans follow suit

The Global Gaming Expo Asia
Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Enneric Chabot, 26, didn’t start gambling until he saw his favorite gamers doing it online. 

Three years ago, Chabot began regularly watching Felix “xQc” Lengyel, a former professional Overwatch player, as he competed in various video games on Inc.’s  livestreaming site Twitch for audiences of up to 25,000 viewers. In 2021, during some of his streams, Lengyel started playing something else—online blackjack.