Hypalinx | Casino Streamer
March 6, 2020
Hypalinx Slot Streamer Review
Hypalinx might just be the oldest gambling channel on YouTube. Now in its 14th year, slot fans turn to Hypalinx for a realistic, down-to-earth view on the slot and casino world. Let’s take a closer look at the Hypalinx slot channel and see just what makes this casino veteran so relevant in 2020.
Who is behind the Hypalinx channel?
The man behind the Hypalinx channel certainly manages to shield his real-life identity from the public. All we do know about him is that he is a slot and cryptocurrency fan based in the South of England, who has been into slots and casino games before they became fashionable – and even before they went online. Indeed, the very name for the channel comes from a land-based slot machine from Red Tiger Gaming which was popular in the gaming arcades of the mid-2000s. Hypalinx is surely one of the least commercially-minded slot streamers out there – you get the distinct impression that he plays casino games for fun, and he just happens to let you watch him do it. Hypalinx’s kitchen vlogs show that has a taste for beer, cider, and Jagermeister, with only a few Pot Noodles to slow the absorption of alcohol into his bloodstream. In other words, he is just like the rest of us.
What can you expect on a Hypalinx stream or upload?
Hypalinx’s uploads typically show him playing slot and live casino games either alone or with his mates. Stake sizes are highly variable and depend on how lucky he feels, ranging from £2 stakes to £10 high roller bets. As well as playing online, Hypalinx occasionally enters the arcade casino scene and films there (similar to Stop & Step). Hypalinx intersperses his casino content uploads with sobering videos detailing his gambling logs, showing his wins and losses. We really appreciate these kinds of videos, as Hypalinx is one of the few streamers who shows things the way they are.
Which casino games does Hypalinx typically play?
One of the most refreshing aspects of the Hypalinx channels is that he doesn’t just jump on the bandwagon of whichever high-volatility slot is the latest flavour of the month. Raging Rhino features fairly heavily, probably because this slot triggered his biggest ever win (see below), and Hypalinx also likes to try his luck on the progressive jackpots like Mega Moolah. Live casino games also pop up quite frequently, especially blackjack.
What have been the biggest wins on the Hypalinx channel (so far)?
Hypalinx’s biggest win so far came in the summer of 2017, playing the original Raging Rhino slot. During the free spins round, Hypalinx scored a £14,850 win on a £12 bet (and off a £200 deposit). As is typical of the realism of the man, Hypalinx marked this big win by wryly observing that he had now won back all his losses from the previous March.
Where and when does Hypalinx upload and stream content?
Hypalinx uploads content on YouTube and has recently started streaming on his Twitch channel. It’s fair to say that he doesn’t always keep a regular schedule of streams and uploading, so it really pays to subscribe and follow this streamer to be notified of new content. That said, you can expect a new Twitch stream every 10 days or so, and new YouTube uploads every few days.
How many subscribers does Hypalinx have?
As of March 2020, Hypalinx enjoys over 44,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. This figure has doubled since the beginning of 2019, showing an increasing user appetite for his genuine brand of casino commentary. Due to popular demand, Hypalinx started streaming on Twitch (through his Hypacasino channel) at the beginning of 2020. Amazingly, he has already picked up more than 5000 followers on this platform and seems poised to increase this over the course of this year.
Hypalinx’s easy-go-lucky and genuine approach to streaming casino content is clearly very popular among slot fans. There is little doubt that Hypalinx has a genuine love for the slot games themselves, no matter whether he wins or loses. The slot community is lucky to have had him around since 2007, and we hope his move onto the Twitch streaming platform proves just as popular as his YouTube channel. We wish him luck in 2020, but if he stays true to his self and doesn’t change his authentic approach to slots, he is clearly destined for more success.
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.