Twitch to ban streaming of unlicensed gaming sites on October 18
Unlicensed gambling sites that include slots, roulette or dice games will be banned next month.
Following a multi-day controversy surrounding gambling on Twitch, the company released a statement indicating that it will issue a policy update on October 18 that will ban gambling sites that include slots, roulette or dice games that “are not allowed”. in the United States or other jurisdictions” from being broadcast on the platform. However, Twitch says sites that include sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will not be affected by these changes.
Along with announcing this new policy, Twitch also listed a number of sites that will be included in the ban next month, namely Stake, Rollbit, Duelbits, and Roobet. The company also clarified that the new policy will not only affect these sites and that more may be identified in the coming weeks. It also says that more information about the updated guidelines will be released closer to the date.
“We will therefore be issuing a policy update on October 18 to prohibit the streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulette and dice games that are not permitted in the United States. or in other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection,” read Twitch’s statement. .
For those unaware or not really into the Twitch scene, controversy surrounding the game has been around for a few years now, but came to a head after a streamer by the name of ItsSilker admitted to scamming his public of $200,000 to fund his gambling addiction. This prompted other content creators to apply for ItsSliker’s loan of money.
Some of Twitch’s biggest streamers then got involved, including Ludwig, xQc, and Mizkif, who are working to reimburse fans who have been ripped off by ItsSliker. Other streamers such as Devin Nash and Pokimane also got involved, as the two along with Mizkif revealed plans to take a break from streaming over the holiday period in order to force Twitch to take action.
Now it looks like Twitch has finally sat down and taken notice, but whether this updated policy will be enough to prevent users from being scammed in the future remains to be seen.
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