Twitch announces it will ban users from streaming unlicensed gambling content

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Twitch on Tuesday announced a ban on streaming unlicensed gambling sites, including slots, roulette and dice websites, from next month.

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Sites that will be banned include Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com and Roobet.com. More websites may be banned later, Twitch said statement on twitter, Websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports and poker will still be allowed.

Some of Twitch’s biggest streamers – such as Imen “Pokimane” Ennis, Matthew “Mizkiff” Rinado and Devin Nash – threatened boycotts of the platform during Christmas week, Kotaku reported,

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While gambling streams are not new to the platform, in recent years on some platform have argued that “rich creators promote potentially harmful content to young, influential fans,” According to Kotaku, Citing potential threats to young users, several creators are prompting Twitch to do something about online gambling streams. Some people have used the hashtag #twitchstopgambling on Twitter to raise awareness about gambling streams.

Recently, Twitch users have used Sliker . expressed displeasure after a dreamer named Said he betrayed his followers And other Twitch video games run out of money in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In a video uploaded on Saturday, Slicker, whose real name is Abraham Mohammed, claimed that he scammed people over $200,000 to feed his gambling addiction.

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Slicker did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In a long Twitter thread on Sunday, written by nash: “Gambling is terrible for the platform. Getting rid of it.” He added that it is “harmful to young Twitch users, bad for legitimate advertisers, and lowers the quality of the entire site.” He too described the issue “As a platform problem, not a people problem.”

he nods tweeted on monday: “Like if Twitch should ban gambling.” The post garnered over 310,000 likes.

Twitch already prohibited users from sharing links or referral codes on sites that feature slots, roulette or dice games. It said it was making the new policy because it “has seen some people circumvent those rules and has exposed our community to potential harm.”

Twitch’s new ban on the site’s streaming “including slots, roulette, or dice games that are not licensed in the US or other jurisdictions that provide adequate consumer protection” will take effect October 18, it said in its Twitter statement. . Details regarding the updates to the policy will be shared before the rules take effect.

A spokesperson said Twitch did not comment other than Twitter’s statement.

Pokemon celebrated Twitch’s announcement on Tuesday, Writing: “We did it all. Public pressure, tweeting, raising awareness, that’s all that matters.”

Hassan Pekar, who goes by Hasanby on Twitch, also expressed enthusiasm. “W,” he wroteLinked to Twitch’s announcement.



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