Popular Streamer Falls Victim To Alleged Sports Betting Scam

A popular YouTube streamer and gambling enthusiast claims in a 20-minute video that he was the victim of a scam worth about $100,000.

A U.S. streamer by the name of Ludwig Anders Ahgren, most commonly known as Ludwig, claimed in an Aug. 8 video that another gambler by the name of Grayson Hunter Goss scammed him out of a roughly $100,000 winning tennis bet.

The 27-year-old esports commentator was the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch, eventually reaching a record 280,000 followers. In 2022 he won the ‘Streamer of the Year’ award.

Ludwig claims that he met Goss in person at a casino in Las Vegas and developed a relationship with the 23-year-old. Ludwig, a recreational gambler, was on a losing streak when Goss allegedly convinced him to lend him money.

The staking arrangement, under which Goss would get a small cut of any winnings, started off successfully but allegedly went south when Goss didn’t pay Ludwig about $100,000 on a winning tennis bet. Goss allegedly had a solid theory about the match and his hunch paid off. According to Ludwig, who gave Goss about $50,000 for the bet, he later found out that Goss had not wagered all the money and instead used it to play table games.

Ludwig said that he got the runaround from Goss before finally determining that he had been “scammed,” and made the video to warn others.

Ludwig began the video by referencing the he had won $400,000 playing in a high-stakes celebrity poker game in California earlier this year. The game was streamed at the Hustler Casino and featured poker pros Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan, as well YouTube mega star Jimmy ‘Mr. Beast’ Donaldson, popular chess streamer Alexandra Botez, and fellow gamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

Goss’ Twitter account states that he’s also a streamer. He is a verified account with nearly 73,000 followers, but he hasn’t posted a Tweet since January.

Earlier this summer, Goss was also the subject of an alleged scam in a low-stakes poker game. Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau reported that he loaned Goss $1,000 to play. Goss avoided contact for a bit before then saying that he had been mugged and lost all of the money.