Twitch streamer TrainWrecks hosts $1 million giveaway for his stream chat

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Twitch streamer TrainWrecks reportedly gave away a million dollars on stream on Saturday, after he won a 10 million dollar pot while gambling. The streamer promised that if he hit the 10 million prize on his gambling stream, he would give away 1 million of that pot. As luck would have it, he did end up hitting the 10 million.

The money was given away in various quantities ranging from a few hundred dollars to over 30,000 USD in some cases, with more money seemingly going to viewers who have large amounts of watch time on his channel. Chat members entered to win money by posting 21 and their bitcoin wallet address to receive the cash.


During the giveaway portion of the stream, he peaked at over 70,000 viewers, and his subscriber count rocketed to over 48,000 during the stream, surpassing Adin Ross and joining the top 10 most-subbed to streamers on Twitch.



In addition to giving away money to viewers on Twitch, he also gave away significant sums to some personal friends. Notably, his childhood friend John received $35,000 USD in bitcoin. FaZe Halo pro Snipedown also won $15,000 from the giveaway, and NYSL CDL pro Clayster also picked up 15,000 for some furniture on stream.

TrainWreck has become a controversial figure on Twitch due to his gambling content. He spends large portions of his streams gambling huge sums of cash online. According to the streamer, he has been losing large sums of money for the last 9 months to his gambling habit, so he only jokingly said he would give away the 1 mil, but ended up following through on his word anyway.


While TrainWreck is admittedly engaging in a bad habit, he tells people in his stream description not to gamble, like him, and if they are going to gamble to do it within responsible guidelines. He also links to Gamble Aware, a charity dedicated to researching and treating gambling addiction and harm. Despite his recommendations against gambling, he came under fire in 2021 for on-stream gambling content, along with other major streamers like xQc and Adin Ross. As a result of the backlash against gambling, Twitch banned Gambling-related links and codes last year, though they still allow streamers to gamble online.


It has not yet been confirmed that he gave away the full 1 million USD, as of writing this article, he has given away over $700,000 so far.

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