I was just looking at my stats the other day and realized it’s been over a year since I started streaming. So what has happened since then and where am I now?
Today I can’t remember anymore how I stumbled upon casino streaming on Twitch but it’s likely it happened through a forum like casinomeister or something. I hardly even knew what Twitch was back then to be honest. Like many of the other streamers popping up today I must admit LetsGiveItASpin was the one who influenced me to try it out myself. It looked so easy and effortless when he was streaming and I was sure I could do it just as well myself.
I soon realized it wasn’t that easy and I understood early on that a following isn’t built over night but I was dead set on trying. I was embraced by the casino streaming community right from the start and was lucky to be hosted several times by the big guns. My bets were very small back then, doing 9 cent bets on Dead or Alive but focusing more on having fun on stream. But while the channel was indeed growing it all kind of started to take it’s toll on me. I was simply going into it a bit too hard. After a couple of months of streaming I decided to just walk away and that’s what I did.
A summer passed and I didn’t really think much of it except for keeping in touch with a few very loyal viewers. But after some months away and getting some rest I decided to try it again and here I am now. One year on and I’m currently at almost 1,400 followers on Twitch and close to 500 subscribers on Youtube. To be honest I did expect to have grown more than this within a year but it comes down to a few choices I made. Choosing to be an independant streamer not being part of any sort of alliance comes with a price. I knew it would be a harder road to walk, but there was never any other option for me. I never ever gave it a second thought. I wanted to be free to do whatever I wanted for once in my life. It was part of my dream getting into this and nothing will change that. No money and no promises in the world.
So not depending on and being spoiled with hosts from bigger streamers just means I have to learn to work harder, learn to be a better entertainer and learn to really appreciate my viewers. It’s not easy always I’ll be honest and there are days when I just want to walk away from it all but I don’t because I know that if I can just pull through the hard times, the rewards will be there waiting for me.
Where am I now? Well, I’m doing really good. Channel is growing, financially I have more than enough to keep me going for a long time (I’m currently up over 10k EUR on slots alone since I started streaming) and I still believe in making my channel so much bigger and better. What I do miss however is a more active platform for my viewers off stream. I’ve always been a big fan of communities and have been running very large ones (not casino related) in the past and with www.bigwinboard.com I hope to build something together with you guys. I’ve been trying out a few projects as you all know (slotslutz.com) which has been necessary to find the right platform.
I would like to thank you all who have supported me and who keep supporting me from the bottom of my heart. Some of you are there for the raffles, I can’t blame you, but many of you are there for the social interaction and entertainment which means the world to me. Thank you!
I’ll se ya’ll in the pit and don’t forget to stick it to the man.