Twitch is going to ban unlicensed gambling streams following the backlash

Twitch is going to ban unlicensed gambling streams

September 23, 2022:-Twitch said it plans to ban streaming certain crypto gambling websites to protect users from potential harm.

On Tuesday, the streaming platform, owned by Amazon.com Inc., said the update to its gambling policies was posted on Twitter. The ban will restrict the streaming of sites that include slots, roulette, and dice websites that are not licensed in the U.S. or “other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection.” It stated that the ban takes effect on October 18.

The policy change comes following some of the platform’s top streamers threatened to stop using the forum if Twitch didn’t change its policy on gambling streams.

Gambling all over the platform has long been controversial. The company faces backlash from streamers and users for not reigning in popular gambling categories that can have some dangerous effects, particularly on young users.

Twitch added that the ban applies to sites including Stake.com, Rollbit.com, and Duelbits.com and “may identify others as we move forward.” The company said it would not ban sports betting or fantasy sports like fantasy football or poker.

“Gambling content on Twitch contains been a big topic of discussion in the community and something we’ve been actively reviewing since our last policy update in this area,” he said. “While we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games, we’ve seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm,” it further said.

Twitch’s present community guidelines prohibit streamers from which refers to sites including slots, roulette, or dice games or sharing affiliate links or codes to similar sites.

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