Twitch bans gambling related content after recent controversies
Twitch will be banning unlicensed gambling sites on October 18th, 2022.
In the wake of the recent controversies about gambling on Twitch, Twitch have now taking action to bans gambling on stream. Gambling streams have been a major point of contention for the Twitch community with xQc and Trainwreck making a lot of money through sponsorships and on gambling websites. The Sliker drama have reach the crisis point where the streamer admits he lied to fans and other streamers for loans to support his gambling addiction.
On top of this, Twitch have finally announced the upcoming bans on its offical Twitter, saying the bans and policy changes are set to hit it's platform in October 18th, 2022. These changes are meant to target unlicensed gambling sites that offers slots, roulette, and dice games "in the U.S. or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection". It will be targeting gambling sites including Stake, Rollbit, Duelbits, Roobet and it may expands as the company identify others website as in the future.
However, Twitch will be allowing gambling such as sports betting, fantasy sports and poker to be streamed on the platform. Keeping in mind that how many people have goten a gambling addiction due to these streams and issues that have been raised by top streamers, it is nice to know that Twitch is finally taking on this issue counters gambling streams to stop users from being scammed in the future.