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 206,000,000 views on his channel, Brian is even more popular than his fellow slot gamers, such as Slotlady.
What’s more, Brian is also a shrewd businessman. In early 2021, he opened Brian Christopher Slots at Plaza, a BCSlots branded gaming area at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The venue will, without a doubt, become a place of pilgrimage for fans of the YouTuber.
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 323,000 subscribers as of January 2021.
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
Official BCSlots Face Masks
In 2020, Brian Christopher started selling his own face masks. Faithful Rudies could now buy official BCSlots masks on his official website.
There are currently 7 different face masks available for purchase. They all have a black design and feature the following graphics:
- I’d Rather Be Gambling
In order to collect all 7 face masks, a faithful fan would need to pay 104.93 USD.
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 Slots at Plaza
In early 2021, Brian and the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas announced a trailblazing joint project that forever changed the relationship between slot bloggers and gambling venues.
The project is called Brian Christopher Slots at Plaza, a special BCSlots branded gaming area at the Plaza Hotel.
It features sixteen of Brian’s favorite slots, including such land-based hits as Cleopatra II, Coyote Moon, Dollar Storm, Lock It Link Huff N’ Puff, and Lightning Zap.
This development is monumental as it is showing that offline gambling venues are paying increased attention to Twitch slot streamers and casino YouTubers.
Jonathan Jossel, the CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, said that his company believed that social media influencers like Brian Christopher have completely transformed the way the general public views slot machine gaming.
With the ability to share your wins and losses with millions of people at a tap of a button, offline gambling is becoming as social as its online counterpart.
The company believes that, by opening a BCSlots themed section of their casino, they will be able to attract some Brian’s 320,000+ subscribers to their venue.
And the company’s gamble seems to have already paid out, with Jossel stating that the BCSlots area has already brought a lot of new business to the casino.
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 June 11, 2021.
How old is Brian Christopher Slots?+Brian is 40 years old. He was born on February 26, 1981.
Where is Brian Christopher from?+Brian is from Toronto, Canada and currently lives in Los Angeles, USA. He has also mentioned on Twitter that his home country is Malta.
Is Brian Christopher married?+Yes, Brian is happily married. His husband’s name is Marco. They first met at a bar in London, Ontario.
How long has BCSlots YouTube channel been active?+The BCSlots channel has been active since 2009, but it was initially used his Brian’s acting portfolio. Slot content only started appearing on the page in 2016.
Are videos on BCSlots released daily?+Yes, Brian releases videos every day.
Does BCSlots sell merch?+Yes, Brian sells a wide variety of merchandise on his official website, including t-shirts, hoodies, facemasks, and stickers.
What casino does he live stream from?+Brian streams from a wide variety of land-based casinos, including San Manuel Casino, Agua Caliente Casino, and the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
What does Brian Christopher do for a living?+Brain is an actor and a professional casino influencer.
How much does Brian Christopher earn?+Brain does not disclose his income, but it is safe to say that his yearly earnings are in the six to seven-figure range.
How much does Brian Christopher make from YouTube?+Brian does not make money on his YouTube videos, because gambling videos cannot be monetized.
How much does he make on Patreon in a month?+Based on available information, we can safely assume that Brian makes at least $10,000 a month from Patreon alone.
I saw some news that Brian Christopher died, what happened?+Many Rudies were shocked when they saw news headlines about Brian Christopher dying. This was just a misunderstanding. The host of the BCSlots channel is fine. It was another Briand Christopher, a famous wrestler, who died. The two don’t seem to be related.