Twitch Announces Crackdown On Online Gambling Amidst Controversy
Amid the controversy surrounding the topic, Twitch announced a ban on some forms of online gambling on its platform. The ban comes shortly after several popular streamers threatened to boycott streaming platforms if it doesn’t address issues surrounding streaming exclusively for gambling.
published in Twitter, Twitch will ban online gambling streaming, especially sites that allow unapproved slot, roulette or dice games. The ban also prevents streamers from sharing registration links or codes for these sites in an attempt to crack down on streamers sponsored by these companies. Twitch specifically said that Stake, Rollbit, Duelbits, and Roobet will be banned, and the list will grow whenever the company discovers new gambling sites. However, sites focused on sports betting, fantasy betting and poker will continue to be allowed. The new rules take effect on October 18.
All of this comes after a streamer scammed people for the sake of gambling.According to reports small house, streamer Abraham “Sliker” Mohammed scammed content creators and fans out of more than $200,000 under the pretext that he was going through financial hardship.in a apology videohe admitted to lying to get more money gambling.
This led to the coordination of popular streamers Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo and Devin Nash potential boycott Twitch, until the platform takes a stance against gambling and gambling sponsorships.
Live online gambling and streamers sponsored by companies like Stake, such as xQc and train wreck, has previously argued that targeting specific gambling (such as slot machines, roulette and dice games) while allowing other types of gambling (such as sports betting) to remain on the platform would not solve the problem. In Twitch’s statement, it made it clear that the ban focused on unsanctioned gambling sites in the United States.
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