I´d just like to add one point
The streamers did NOT create the gamblers/viewers, it´s the other way around. Some comments about some streamers turning into this and that, definitely there has been a lot of changes and it´s not like it was in the "vanilla time" of casino streaming. What happened to the guys that we´re playing 20 cent and 40 cent bets on JATB and Gonzos ? That were insanely excited for a €160 win and a €1k win was like a lifechanging jackpot? Did they suddenly decide that they don´t like gambling and switched focus on affiliation and revenue for income purposes, as opposed to why most of them started streaming in the first place?
Probably not...... The VIEWERS created what the streamers are today. As a streamer, I want to entertain my viewers, I want everyone to feel good, be happy, and keep on improving.
At a certain point however, your viewer base will reach a point where you can´t be as "down to earth" as you used to be. Suddenly it´s challenging, it´s not easy to be streaming for 200 or 500+ people and it takes a LOT of focus and energy to keep up with everything at the same time as you try keeping everyone happy. Then if you are serious about what you are doing, as you grow, you will get much attention from all possible directions, you will have to keep updated with regulations and policies, MGA, UKGCA , etc.
Add some competitions and raffles, tons of whispers and so on......
As a streamer, you have to adapt after your audience to some extent. Either that, or simply end up streaming for the same 15 people over and over again for the rest of your life. But that would not generate the revenue needed to place, according to the viewers based on results, big enough bets to make it interesting. So 13 of these would probably go as well and then you are there alone with 2 moderators and nothing to do.
As a viewer, if you rather watch someone play responsibly with maybe low stakes and good bankroll management , rather than someone advertising giveaways and doing €20 spins or more like if it was spare change, that is super fine. and if all was the same, streaming would probably look different today. But the numbers speak for themselves when it comes to what YOU, the VIEWERS want to watch.
Remember, you create your own world, individually and collectively. If you don´t watch casino streams, they don´t exists. If you only watch €10k bankrolls with €50 bets, thats the only way to play casino and absolutely normal. If you watch €20 bankrolls and 10 cent bets only, then that becomes the standard in your world and the second you see a €10 bet you think the person is out of his mind.
I am sure there are streamers in it for the money, just as well as there are streamers who just want to keep on streaming. Either way, none of it is possible without adapting to the viewers. You get what you create