Brian Christopher, the host of the BCSlots YouTube channel, is one of the biggest slot YouTubers out there.
After trying to become a full-time actor in Hollywood, he has risen to fame in the slot gaming community and even had a Forbes article about him, following his channel being shut down by YouTube in 2018.
With over 183,000,000 views on his channel, Brian is even more popular than his fellow slot gamers, such as Slotlady.
Start of the Channel
Before becoming a popular Youtuber, Brian had a brief tenure as an actor, playing in such TV series as Stock and Awe and The Listener, while later getting a small part in The Leftovers.
He started the BCSlots channel as a hobby in 2016. However, when the subscribers’ count starter to grow, he recruited more people to work on the channel and is at 290,000 subscribers as of September 2020.
This success is largely attributed to the fact that videos are posted daily. In the videos, Brian is traveling across the US, visiting various casinos, winning, losing, reacting, and regularly live streaming his gameplay.
Another peculiarity is the so-called “Group Pull”, in which the fans that travel with him all bet collectively on a single slot.
Additionally, he has an official fan-club of Rudies, the name he has given to his audience. The club members get access to special live streams and exclusive offers on his merch.
Channel Suspension Controversy
In June 2019, YouTube has suspended his channel, due to Community Guidelines violation in one of his videos. However, the video was the same as others and contained no dangerous acts, to which YouTube was referring to.
The drama around it caused quite a stir and even Forbes author David G. Schwartz has covered it. As Brian said: “For them to turn around and shut me down with zero explanation hurts.”
After filing an appeal only to be denied, he received a short email from YouTube saying that his channel was reinstated after a re-review. No apology or explanation was given by YouTube.
He is now uncertain about the channel’s future, as YouTube might just do it again at some point. Even though he is going stronger than ever and the Rudies can support him off of YouTube if anything goes wrong, not being sure about his passion and livelihood can be discouraging.
Nevertheless, Brian Christopher doesn’t seem to stop. The same night his channel was back up, he won a major $10,000 jackpot, which you can watch below:
Patreon — How to Become a Rudie
As mentioned above, Brian Christopher, just as many other YouTubers, has a name for his fans — rudies. They can be regularly seen accompanying him in the videos or during his slot cruise. Some of the fans are his Patreon supporters, who get certain rewards by pledging monthly donations.
The levels of support start at $5, which provides the patron a possibility of a private casino live stream from Brian, early access to his events and access to the patron-only Facebook group. Some other Patreon perks from BCSlots include:
- Celebratory Rudies Chip on each Anniversary
- Follow from Brian on social media — $10
- Co-Producer credit on all videos — $50
- Guaranteed access to any Brian Christopher’s group event — $100
- Private VIP casino tour with Brian every 6 months of being a patron at that level — $500
- Senior executive producer position — $1,200
COVID-19 Casino Tour
Brian Christopher made it to the front pages of several news websites in the summer of 2020 when he organized a tour of 21 casinos during the coronavirus outbreak.
The goal of the tour was to see what measures casinos were taking in order to ensure employee and patron safety during the pandemic. The blogger shared his findings through his official website.
At the end of the tour, Brian concluded that many casinos followed government rules perfectly, while others were either overzealous or reckless.
Read Bob Casino’s full coverage of BCSlot’s Covid-19 casino trip.
Brian Christopher Net Worth
Naturally, Brian does not disclose how much he makes from videos on YouTube. Nevertheless, it’s safe to assume that the income from playing slot machines alone is enough to keep playing them, seeing the amount of videos where relatively big wins take place.
The said YouTube channel would not bring too much income, however, as gambling videos cannot be monetized. The only income here would be donations made during live streams.
A lion’s share of his net worth would obviously come from Patreon. The BCSlots channel is supported by 1949 patrons (updated Septrmber 2020). Considering that the smallest pledge level starts at $5/month and that there are two Executive Producers ($500 pledge), 6 Associate Producers ($100), 11 Co-Producers ($50) mentioned in his latest video descriptions, Brian is bound to get around $10,000 a month from Patreon alone.
This doesn’t include Brian’s merch in his online store or special events, such as the slot machine cruise or Rudies Weekend 2020.
It is important to note, however, that most of the money goes to content creation. As Brian himself puts it on his Patreon page, editors, marketing and social managers, assistants as well as photographer and videographers are required to produce the videos. On top of that, traveling expenses for casino trips cost a dime as well.
Considering the factors above, most of Brian Christopher’s Patreon earnings likely go into his online store or his channel.
This article was updated on October 12, 2020.