Casino streaming is growing rapidly and one of its biggest segments is slot streaming. Slots are, after all, the most popular type of online casino game. With any trend where people notice a rush in adoption, it is bound to elicit questions on how much money can be made. Slot streaming is no different. There is a curiosity on the income that streamers are generating, particularly if you are considering following this path yourself. 

While you will be hard pressed to find a slot streamer that’s open about the exact amount of money they make, it’s possible for us to make deductions based on a streamer’s chosen avenues for monetization. We take a look at the different ways slot streamers make money, factors they must navigate and the challenges they face.

Understanding Slot Streaming

Slot streaming is online casino streaming that exclusively involves online slot machines. The streamer showcases their gameplay by broadcasting it live mainly on YouTube, Twitch and Kick but also on other smaller streaming platforms. Casino games are unpredictable by design but slots are more unpredictable than most. This factor likely plays into the popularity of slot streaming.

By streaming, expert slot players can demonstrate their game knowledge, strategies, build an enthusiastic fan base and, as we will see in subsequent sections, monetize their influence.

Viewers get to learn different playing techniques, experience second-hand the thrill of winning and disappointment of losing, and engage subject-matter gurus. They can watch the high and lows from the sidelines without having to be in a casino or risking their own money.

Revenue Streams for Slot Streamers

Affiliate Marketing

The slot streamer partners with an online casino by promoting their platform and games. In return, they earn a commission from referral traffic, sign ups, deposits, gameplay and other predetermined conversion indicators. To track back the traffic’s origin to the streamer, the casino provides a unique referral link or bonus code. The more viewers that sign up through the link, the greater the streamer’s earnings. Affiliate marketing is therefore greatly dependent on the slot streamer’s power of persuasion.


The slot streamer negotiates sponsorship deals directly with online casinos or game developers. Casinos or developers sponsor the streaming channel or a session in exchange for their brand or product being mentioned and displayed within the broadcast. Unlike the variable nature of affiliate marketing income, sponsorship is a fixed payment. It is partly or wholly paid up front. This type of monetization is usually the preserve of slot streamers that have a large and highly engaged audience.  

Viewer Contributions

Slot streaming is usually free for the audience to watch. That does not mean streamers cannot earn directly from their viewers. YouTube and Twitch for example allow channels to offer a paid subscription plan for followers that would like access to more premium content. The audience could also donate as a show of gratitude and to cover the streamer’s expenses. YouTube has Super Chats that viewers can buy to have their comment highlighted within the live chat of a streaming session.


Slot streamers can earn from pre-roll, mid-roll, and display ads during a streaming session. Pre-roll ads run before a viewer starts to see the stream while mid-roll ads run at one or more points during the stream. On YouTube for example, pre-roll and mid-roll ads generate streaming platform revenue for the player based on impressions, clicks and the geographical location of the viewer. 

Factors Influencing Earnings

Viewer Count

One of the first things that draw casino sponsorship deals to a particular slot streamer is the size of their following and their average viewership. A larger audience is associated with bigger brand deals and therefore higher revenue for the streamer. 

Engagement Rates

Engagement rates are the caveat of streaming viewer count. Viewers are not created equal. Some are happy to just watch and leave while others are inclined to more active participation via likes, comments, questions, donations and clicking referral links. High engagement rates are an advertising asset that translate to higher income from affiliate marketing, sponsorship deals and platform advertising.  

Streaming Frequency

Slot streamers that produce content regularly (preferably with a set schedule) tend to build a growing, more engaged and more loyal audience. Frequent streaming maintains their visibility to both viewers and advertisers alike, a factor that can only augur well for their earning potential.

Platform Algorithms

Good, consistent streaming content is only as potent for streamer earnings as the algorithms of the platform it runs on. Understanding the preferences and priorities of the streaming platform is the basis for the player positioning themselves for income growth.

Case Studies

It’s always going to be difficult to place an exact number on how much slot streamers earn. Still, we can make some estimates based on public data. Let’s take a look at two.


  • More than 200,000 followers on Twitch. From the account’s roughly 900 active subscribers, it draws just over $2,000 in earnings per month.
  • About 90,000 YouTube subscribers. The over 55 million views on its channel could translate to anywhere between $150,000 and $250,000 from YouTube’s platform advertising so far.
  • Sponsorship deals with game studios and casinos. There is no figure available on this but these could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars cumulatively.


  • More than 57,000 followers on Twitch. With over 600 subscribers, the account makes more than $1,500 per month.
  • With just 3,000 subscribers, it has a small YouTube footprint. The 160,000 views is less than $1,000 in earnings.
  • Has affiliate marketing partnerships with a number of casinos.

Challenges and Considerations

Income from slot streaming income faces a number of challenges:

  • Volatility – Each streamers’ earnings vary depending on the current performance of their different revenue channels. One good sponsorship deal could surge earnings. However, if that’s the streamer’s primary source of money, it could all come crashing down if that one deal is lost.
  • Platform policies – Streaming platforms can change their terms of use thereby affecting the streamer’s ability to earn.
  • Market saturation – As more people realise the revenue potential from slot streaming, the market is bound to approach saturation thus stalling or shrinking average earnings.
  • Ethical considerations – Streamers have a responsibility to balance their quest for maximum income with the financial and psychological wellbeing of their audience. This means promoting safe gambling practices underpinned by the streamer’s transparency, even if this means giving up opportunities to earn more money.


Slot streamers can generate significant earnings. The amount varies depending on multiple factors including platform policies, market saturation, audience size, viewer engagement and streaming frequency. Despite the potential volatility of earnings, slot streaming remains an evolving landscape that shows promise for increased earning opportunities by creators that successfully navigate the challenges.

About the author 

Peter Clayton

Peter is one of Indivisible Gaming's developers and has been working with us since 2015. When he isn't busy working on an upcoming game, he loves writing about all the games that he has played and tested. His experience in the industry is second to none, and we are grateful to have him on our team.