Twitch said that, starting next month, it will ban some unlicensed gambling sites from being broadcast in the US or “other jurisdictions that provide adequate consumer protection”.
The move by the Amazon-owned streaming platform, the most popular among game creators, follows reports that a streaming company called ItsSliker has scammed fellow Twitch creators out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to support “gambling addiction”, such as The Verge. mentioned.
in tweet Tuesday, Twitch announced that starting October 18, live streaming sites that offer dice games, slots, and roulette will be banned. She identified four sites that would be blocked — Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com and Roobet.com — and said “We may identify other sites as we move forward.”
However, Twitch said it will continue to allow streaming of sites that “focus” on poker, fantasy sports and sports betting.
“Twitch gambling content has been a huge topic of discussion in the community, and something we have been actively reviewing since our last policy update in this area,” the streaming platform said. “While we prohibit the sharing of links or referral codes to all sites that include gambling, roulette or dice games, we have seen some people circumvent these rules and expose our community to potential harm.”
In response to the Twitch policy update on gambling, Pokimane – a popular creator on the platform and urging the site to take action on the issue – responded “LET’S GOOOOO 💜”
under Current Community Guidelines for Twitchoperators are prohibited from referring viewers to sites that include slot games, roulette or dice, or sharing affiliate links or referral codes to such sites.