Popular Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the luxury gambling website promoted by Jake Paul and Bryan 'RiceGum’ Le.
Both RiceGum and Paul uploaded videos to their YouTube channels promoting the site, showing their reactions as they appeared to win high-end luxury items like popular sneakers, branded clothes and even expensive gadgets.
YouTubers such as Ethan Klein from H3H3 Productions and Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg have hit out at the pair, calling the website “shady” and asking whether Paul and Le should be promoting gambling to their young fan base.
On January 3 xQc had his say on the situation, comparing the website and a player’s odds of winning these prizes to entering a casino and playing a game there.
“If I walk into a casino and I go to the roulette table, I know that my odds of winning if I bet on red or black are 48.5%,” stated the Canadian. “All the odds, all the percentages of me winning are out there."
“It’s open, it’s not hidden, but with these websites you don’t know your chances of winning. All the values are hidden and they choose the values. It’s ten times worse than gambling because most gambling games are quantifiable, but this is trash. This is a scam, a gambling scam.”
RiceGum has explained in a video uploaded on January 3 that, due to the lucrative deal he was given to promote the site, he didn’t think of the possibility of it being a scam, but has admitted he knows he was “somewhat in the wrong.”
Jake Paul has not talked about the issue on his YouTube channel, but did send out a tweet urging kids not to gamble. With the amount of interest surrounding this matter, it’s likely that we will hear more about the site and the YouTuber’s involved in promoting it.
just a reminder..
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 3, 2019