Rohstein | Casino Streamer
October 11, 2019
Roshtein Streamer Review
If you have spent any amount of time watching slot streaming channels, it’s likely that you have come across Roshtein. This showman of slots plays with the biggest stake sizes, has the largest number of subscribers, and generates more column inches than any other slot streamer on the planet. Roshtein seems to court controversy whenever he streams and has even managed to be suspended by Twitch (briefly). If you are in the mood for slots drama and bravado, Roshtein is the go-to guy.
Who is behind the Roshtein slots channel?
For such a big name in slots, there is almost nothing on the public record about the man behind Roshtein. When we were researching this review, we spoke to several industry insiders, none of whom could (or were willing to) give us any pointers as to who this guy actually is. All we do know is that he is a Swedish bloke who wears ridiculous hats, who seems to split his time between Malta and his native Sweden. In the modern world of social media, where no-one can remain anonymous, Roshtein somehow flies under the radar.
What can you expect on a Roshtein stream?
The main thing you should expect on a Roshtein broadcast is that he will be playing with stake sizes which most of us can only dream of. Roshtein is the ultimate high-roller of slot streamers, regularly wagering €50 (£40+) a spin – or more. Roshtein seems to win more often than any other streamer, and when he does win big, you can expect the loudest and most emotional celebrations. To be fair, unlike many slot streamers, Roshtein does keep the swearing to the minimum, which makes a refreshing change.
Which casino games does Roshtein typically stream?
Roshtein plays hundreds of different slots, which is part of his appeal as he doesn’t just stick to the same old slots that everyone else covers. However, you can expect him to play slot classics like Gonzo’s Quest, Dog House and Book of Dead at least once per week.
What have been the biggest wins on Roshtein’s Slot channel (so far)?
In terms of cash size, Roshtein’s biggest win so far occurred in the autumn of 2019, when he won over €125,000 on Pragmatic Play’s Dog House slot. This win was achieved playing with an incredible €50 per spin.
Where and when does Roshtein stream slot content?
Roshtein streams on Twitch 5 days a week. He also uploads highlights packages on a weekly basis to his YouTube channel. His YouTube channel was briefly suspended in the summer of 2018, and a year later he was even suspended by Twitch, for “Spamming uploads or broadcast content that violates the Twitch Terms of Service Community Guidelines”. The ban only lasted a day, but it shows that Roshtein sails very close to the wind.
How many followers does Roshtein have?
As of January 2020, Roshtein has over 220K Twitch followers, with another 18K subscribers on YouTube. Combined, these numbers represent the largest following for any slot streaming channel in the industry. While Roshtein has occupied the number one slot since the beginning of 2019, his Twitch followers received a massive boost in August of that year. This was rather weird since this spike in followers occurred immediately after a controversy over whether or not Roshtein was using a play account and pretending it was real. Was this simply a case of Roshtein receiving even more attention and an organic boost in subscriber numbers, or did he actually buy fake followers to keep him in prime position in the slot streaming charts? We will let you be the judge of that.
Roshtein is a highly controversial streamer. It’s clear that he enjoys a large, loyal and motivated fanbase. But questions have to be asked about how many of his subscribers are actually real. The crazy spike in Twitch followers in the summer of 2019 happened immediately after the controversy about whether or not he was using play accounts. What’s more, Roshtein is one of the few slot streamers who has been suspended by Twitch. With all that said, Roshtein is undeniably entertaining and should be considered the biggest showman in the slot streaming world. His giant stake sizes alone are well worth watching, and the truth is even Rothstein’s many enemies can’t stop talking about his channel, which suggests that there truly is no such thing as bad publicity. It’s going to be interesting to see what crazy antics Roshtein comes up with in 2020, and how far he can increase those viewing figures.
Frank Arnred is a copywriter and iGaming blogger based in Aarhus, Denmark. He writes for a number of casino blogs and has recently gotten into streaming himself in a big way. Frank hopes to one day win big on a Megaways slot like his slot streaming heroes.