You may have been on Twitch watching others and seen they have “gambling” on their stream. Lot’s of viewers enjoy this and it creates more engagement on your chat. In this article we are going to break down how to setup the gambling command on Twitch.
What Is The Gambling Command On Twitch?
The gambling commands you see on Twitch are powered by a third party bot such as the Streamlabs chatbot (Cloudbot). Viewers on your stream can earn points by watching your stream, interacting in chat etc. Obviously viewers are not gambling real money when they place a bet. They are gambling the channel points. Whoever has the most channel points on a stream can be displayed as #1 on the leaderboard.
How To Set Up Gambling Command Using Streamlabs Cloudbot
To set up our gambling command for our channel we are going to be using Streamlabs cloudbot. To use this you will need to create a Streamlabs account and enable cloudbot on your channel.
You can sign up at Streamlabs.
Step 1 – Open Streamlabs.com To Enable Your Chatbot
To enable cloudbot on your stream open Streamlabs.com in your browser and navigate to Cloudbot on the left hand side. Ensure that cloudbot is turned on and modded in your chat.
To mod cloudbot in your chat type /mod Streamlabs in your chat. This will enable the bot to make changes in your stream.
Step 2 – Enable The Gamble Minigame
To enable the gamble minigame go to the modules section of your bot. Go down to the Gamble Minigame and turn it on.
We can then edit the specifics of the gambling game by clicking on Preferences.
Step 3 – Set Up The Preferences For The Gamble Command
You can then setup your settings for the command.
Min & Max are the minimum and maximum amount of channel points a user can gamble.
Reward Multipliers allows you to decide the multiplier of the persons channel points if they win.
E.G. in the photo above if a viewer rolled a 1-25 they would 2x the channel points they gambled. If they rolled a 26-50 they would lose all their points etc.
That’s really all there is to it. Once set up you can then create channel point rewards on your channel so that people are incentivised to play the mini game and be able to have enough points to redeem bigger prizes.
How Do Viewers Earn Channel Points On Twitch?
Twitch implemented the channel point system to help keep viewers on your stream for longer by giving them something to stay and earn. They claim that large channels see an 18% increase in time spent by viewers on their channel and a 13% uplift in chatters.
If these are accurate then you certainly want to have them enabled on your stream.
Below is the ways users can earn channel points by watching and engaging with your stream. The table below is represents the data on Twitch’s page about channel points.
|Earning Action||Points Earned||Description|
|Watching||10||Non subscribed viewers earn 10 points for each 5 minutes of watch time|
|Active Watching||50||Non subscribed viewers earn 50 points for each 15 minutes of watch time|
|Participating in a Raid||250||Earn points for joining a raid|
|Watch Streak 2||300||Viewers receive points for returning for 2 consecutive streams. Each stream must be at least 10 minutes long and it must have been at least 30 minutes since the last stream ended.|
|Watch Streak 3||350||Viewers receive points for returning for 3 consecutive streams. Each stream must be at least 10 minutes long and it must have been at least 30 minutes since the last stream ended.|
|Watch Streak 4||400||Viewers receive points for returning for 4 consecutive streams. Each stream must be at least 10 minutes long and it must have been at least 30 minutes since the last stream ended.|
|Watch Streak 5+||450||Viewers receive points for returning for 5 consecutive streams. Each stream must be at least 10 minutes long and it must have been at least 30 minutes since the last stream ended.|
|1st Cheer||350||Your first cheer of bits on a channel every 30 days will earn you channel points|
|1st Subscription gift||500||Viewers receive points for their first gifted subscription on the channel per 30 day. Anonymous gifting will not earn points.|
When your viewers earn channel points with the above actions they can then use them points to play the gamble mini game in your chat and redeem channel point rewards.
How To Set Up Channel Point Rewards On Your Channel
To make sure that channel points work on your channel you will need to make sure that you have them enabled.
To enable channel points on Twitch go to Twitch.tv and click on your profile pic –> Creator Dashboard.
On the left hand side go to Viewer Rewards –> Channel Points –> Enable Channel points.
This is all you need to do to set up points and have your gambling command work correctly.
How To Add Channel Point Rewards on Twitch
Twitch already has default channel point rewards which are outlined below.
- Highlight my message
- Unlock a random sub emote
- Send a Message in Sub Only Mode
- Choose an Emote to unlock
- Modify a Single Emote
You can enable/disable these as well as change how much they cost to redeem.
To add a new channel point reward go to your Creator Dashboard –> Viewer rewards — Channel points –> Manage Rewards and Challenges.
Go to custom rewards and add a “New Custom Reward”
If you need some channel point ideas check out our guide with 20 Channel Point Ideas for your stream.
We also have a guide on How to setup Text To Speech with channel points.
You should now have set up the gambling command on your stream using the Streamlabs Cloud Bot. Hopefully you also took the opportunity to set up some custom rewards for your viewers as this will help to keep them more engaged. Enjoy having the gambling stream enabled on your stream.
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