Gambling enters top 10 most-watched Twitch categories as slots overtake Warzone

Michael Gwilliam
slots overtaes warzone on twitch

The Twitch gambling meta has officially found its way into the top ten most-watched categories on the platform, with even more hours watched than Warzone.

Gambling on Twitch has proven to be a controversial topic with many, such as Pokimane, speaking out against top content creators like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel spending thousands of dollars playing slots.

Despite criticism, and even a petition to ban gambling on Twitch, the popularity of the category has only continued to rise and it’s even managed to beat out some of the top streamed games.

According to data from, StreamElements’ analytics partner, slots have overtaken the hit battle royale Call of Duty Warzone by a large margin.

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Slots have become a top 10 category on Twitch.

Slots officially overtake Warzone in Twitch viewership

The report states that in May of 2022, viewers watched 39 million hours of slots on Twitch. That’s 6 million more than Warzone which had 33M last month.

The gambling category now finds itself as the 9th most-watched category, but still a ways behind 8th place DOTA 2 and Fortnite with 48M and 51M hours watched respectively.

At the very top, Just Chatting reigns supreme with 271 million hours watched in the month of May, dwarfing second-place League of Legends by over 100 million.

Trainwreck streamed close to 300 hours of slots in May.

Slots’ success was also in part due to popular streamer Trainwreck who had the most hours watched on the site after he spent nearly 300 hours broadcasting his gambling in May.

It will be interesting to see if slots will continue to rise or if upcoming games can dethrone the controversial category and make their way into the top 10 for June.

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