Twitch has announced that it will no longer allow unauthorised gambling streams
Streams from gambling companies that do not have licences from the United States or “other jurisdictions that provide acceptable consumer protection” would be banned on Twitch, an Amazon-owned livestreaming platform.
Sites like Stake.com, which is domiciled in Curacao, and others that offer bitcoin gambling are included in the ban. On October 18, 2022, it will become official.
We have seen some individuals disobey those regulations and expose our community to probable risk,” Twitch wrote on Twitter. “While we forbid supplying connections or referral codes to any websites that contain slots, roulette, or dice games.”
Many sites including Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com could be banned in the future.
It would not, however, ban sports betting, fantasy sports like fantasy football, or poker.
According to TwitchTracker, slots are currently the tenth most popular type of video on the network, drawing more viewers than Minecraft players.
It is been shown that streamers can earn a significant income by advertising for online casinos. A YouTuber named Tyler “Trainwreckstv” Niknam who has over 2.1 million subscribers says he is able to gamble with over $1 million each month thanks to one such site.
Gambling videos have been controversial on Twitch ever since they were originally introduced, but in the past few months, prominent streamers have spoken out strongly against them, with some even threatening a strike.