Twitch takes action against new streaming trend. (Image source: IMAGO / NurPhoto)
Twitch has been debating whether gambling streams should be banned for some time. Some of the platform’s big stars have already protested the trend. Now Twitch is reacting and cracking down.
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Gambling in the live stream: Twitch reacts to the trend
The streaming site Twitch has long been much more than just video games. That some of the platform’s biggest stars are now multiplying Show gambling in their live streams, but causes controversy. Twitch itself is now taking decisive action.
In a statement on Twitter, the platform announced that as of October 18, virtually all gambling streams will be banned. Specifically, the ban includes gambling sites that Slot machines, roulette and dice games offer that are not licensed in the United States or other countries and do not provide adequate protection for consumers. At the same time, Twitch lists some of the popular gambling sites affected by the ban. However, platforms that offer sports betting, fantasy sports and poker are still allowed (source: Twitch via Twitter).
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Twitch streamers have already protested against gambling
With the gambling ban, Twitch is also reacting to the streamer protest against the trend, which is getting louder and louder. Twitch star Pokimane recently called on Twitter for Twitch to finally take action. The tweet could collect more than 300,000 likes (Source: Twitter). The protest also gained a lot of support under the hashtag “twitchstopgambling”. Along with streamer Mizkif, Pokimane even considered going on strike (Source: Twitter).
Twitch always has to think about what you want to show on your own platform. For example, for the popular hot tub streams added a whole new category. The successful streamer Amouranth also recently announced that she also earns a small fortune with OnlyFans away from Twitch.