It has been over a year since the scandal involving the popular streamer Sliker, who was accused of scamming fans and fellow streamers out of thousands of dollars. Reports suggested that Sliker scammed over $300,000 from his victims. Twitch recently updated its policies related to gambling content streaming, and Sliker himself was banned from the platform this summer, following the accusations against him.
In a recent interview with BeckaTV, Sliker opened up about his gambling addiction and the negative impact it had on his life and mental health. He admitted to being a gambling addict and confessed to scamming people to fuel his addiction because he would gamble large sums of money every day. Sliker revealed that he would ask other streamers, viewers, friends, and even family members for money.
The famous streamer admitted to gambling non-stop, every day, regardless of where he was or what he was doing. He even shared disturbing stories of gambling in inappropriate places, such as in the hospital, while showering, and even at funerals. Sliker confessed that his gambling addiction led to thoughts of suicide and self-harm and caused a breach of trust with his family.
Despite the challenges he has faced, Sliker expressed his dedication to repaying the people he scammed. Fellow streamers like Ludwig and xQc have offered to help him settle his debts, and he has already paid off most of what he owes. Sliker now plans to repay the remaining debts and is considering a career as a real-life streamer.
The interview with BeckaTV shed light on the serious consequences of gambling addiction and the impact it can have on an individual’s life. Sliker’s story serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of addiction and the importance of seeking help and support.