ban on upcoming unregulated gambling

The theme of the gamble it has always been quite thorny, and on Twitch it is not an exception to this rule. Streamers are also at risk of developing an addiction, e recent cases such as that of Sliker0161, which we report in this article, are proof of this. And if streamers can develop cases of gambling addiction, users are also not exempt from this risk. For these and other reasons, celebrity streamers like Pokimane and Mizkif, they tried to spread awareness on this issue during their streaming broadcasts, pressuring Twitch to take action in this regard.

September 21st Twitch has promptly replied sharing an update on Twitter regarding its policies with respect to gambling content:

Gambling content on Twitch has been a great topic of discussion in the community and a topic we have actively investigated. Today we want to update you on our plans. While we prohibit the sharing of links or referral codes to any sites that include slots, roulette or dice games, we have seen some people circumvent these rules and expose our community to potential harm.

On October 18, we will make a policy update to prohibit the streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games that are not licensed in the United States or other jurisdictions that ensure sufficient consumer protection. These sites include Stake, Rollbit, Duelbits, and Roobet. However, we may spot others as we go along.

We will continue to allow websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports and poker.

We will soon share specific information on updates to our gambling policy, including the full text of the policy, to make sure everyone is clear about our new rules before they go into effect on October 18th.

A rather quick response from the gaming streaming platform, which seems to want to address the problem after listening to the complaints of the community. We will have to wait a while for more specific news regarding anti-gambling policies, and other sites that may be banned. Certainly, this news has made many people and notable streamers happy who rejoice in this victory.