Gambling streams are ‘part of the contract’ for Twitch rival Kick’s newest streamer

Gambling streams are ‘part of the contract’ for Twitch rival Kick’s newest streamer

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  • Ash Parrish, The Verge
November 4, 2023 10:38 AM
  • Ash Parrish, The Verge

Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff recently inked a reported eight-figure deal with Twitch rival Kick. In a recent livestream, the Faze Clan co-owner and popular Call of Duty streamer said that, as part of his new deal, he will be running gambling streams. “The first question I’ve been seeing is like, ‘Nick, are you gonna do gambling streams?’” he said during his first Kick stream. “We’re gonna do some gambling for sure. It’s part of the contract.”

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Kick’s head of strategic partnerships clarified that a gambling clause is not in Kolcheff’s Kick contract. According to a post by gaming and esports reporter Jake Lucky, Nickmercs “has a Stake contract alongside his Kick contract,” referencing Stake.com, a gambling site owned by Kick co-founder Ed Craven.