Trainwreck confirms ties between and crypto gambling site Stake

Calum Patterson
trainwreck kick streamingTwitch: TrainwrecksTV

New streaming platform, promoted by Twitch streamer Trainwreck and aiming to rival the Amazon-owned platform, is connected to gambling website, the streamer has now confirmed.

The crypto gambling site, which has sponsored numerous Twitch streamers including Trainwreck, did not publicly boast of any involvement with when the streamer promoted it on December 5.

However, a number of connections between the platform and Stake, including Stake’s co-founder, Ed Craven, were spotted online.

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Craven has been streaming on for some time now, sharing broadcasts on the platform back in November, before it was formally promoted by Trainwreck. Eddie also did a ‘test’ stream in early November.

‘Eddiee’ is also listed as one of two admins on Kick’s official Discord channel.

eddie stake discord kickDiscord: Official

An official ‘KickStreaming’ subreddit was opened on November 30. The account that created the subreddit has now been deleted.

A post that was removed by the moderators claims that users ‘CalebStake’ and ‘CalebKick’ were originally mods of the sub, but were deleted and replaced by brand new Reddit accounts created on December 6. Dexerto has confirmed both of these accounts previously moderated the sub before being deleted.

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Why the mods were removed is unclear, but many accused Stake of trying to cover up their involvement with Kick.

kick streaming reddit modsReddit: KickStreaming

Job listings found by a user on Reddit, posted by Australian-based start-up ‘Easygo’ reads:

“ is a new venture created by the founders of Easygo and with new studios in Australia and Europe. Kick Gaming’s vision is to be the leading content provider in the gambling industry thanks to its fresh approach to building top-notch slot and table games available to online casinos worldwide through a single API to its remote game server.”

Article continues after ad’s current ownership is still shrouded in mystery, but Trainwreck has now confirmed that Stake co-founder Eddie is an investor, in a message to The Washington Post.

Kick also told the post that Craven “is involved”, but said Stake itself is “not an investor.”

Despite saying he is a “non-owner advisor and non-exclusive broadcaster”, Train has implied that he has control over the site, stating: “The platform is still in the building stages. Kick will roll out these features in the near future under my direction.”

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The streamer has boasted that the platform will be able to provide broadcasters with a 95% split of revenue from their streams, something which, while attractive, has some skeptical about the sustainability of the platform.

Stake has not publicly commented on any connection to since Trainwreck’s December 5 announcement.

In September 2022, Twitch issued a policy update to gambling on the platform, which specifically mentioned Stake as a website that was no longer allowed on Twitch streams.

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Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he also knows a number of games inside out, including Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at