Mizkif was left speechless after an 11-year-old Adin Ross fan who approached him publicly claimed that he and his friends were trying to gamble after seeing their favorite streamer do it on Twitch.
Twitch streamers hosting sponsored gambling streams have been a subject of divisiveness for some time now. Some of the biggest streamers in the world, such as Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, have been taking the slots for months now, exposing a young audience to gambling.
Those who oppose it argue that it promotes gambling to underage viewers, which is unethical. On the other hand, those who do it claim that it doesn’t break any rules and makes for good content as long as they are transparent about it.
Twitch star Mizkif is firmly against it, and his worst fear about it came to light in a conversation he had with a 11-year-old Adin Ross fan who claimed he and his friends were trying to gamble after seeing his sponsored streams on Twitch.
After the fan said that Adin Ross was his favorite streamer, Miz felt compelled to ask him one question:If you like Adin Ross so much and you look at him, do you ever gamble on the Stake?” Sure enough, he claimed he had.
‘Do you know what he said to me? He said yes. And he said all my friends do,’ said Mrs. †I’m like, ‘bro, what the f**k?’ And he says, ‘We’ve all tried it.’ And I start telling him ‘dude, you’re never going to win money.’”
At that point, Miz felt compelled to tell him not to stop gambling. Fortunately, it didn’t seem long before he realized it wasn’t a good idea. He already gave up, along with his school friends, much to Miz’s relief.
“The boy says they’ve all apparently tried Stake, but they don’t really use it. He says ‘yes, we’ve all tried Stake’, but he doesn’t do it anymore. Thank God. None of them do. They’ve all tried, but they don’t. Maybe it’s because Adin has been banned?”
Of course there is no way to check if what the fan is saying is true. However, assuming this is the case, it sheds light on the impact sponsored gambling streams on Twitch can have on fans, especially children.
The conversation also made Mizkif realize that there’s not much parents can do about it.
“His mother had no idea. She had no idea, because she doesn’t know. Apparently they do it at school. How the hell is that mother supposed to do anything about that?’