Lisa Cheban | 21 September, 2022 11:49 | Last update on: 12 September, 2022 12:19
Online streaming platform Twitch has announced plans to ban all unlicensed gambling content such as streamers playing online Pokies, Roulette and Blackjack. Streamers who are playing on online casinos without licenses in jurisdictions such as the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, will be banned from the giant streaming platform. Streamers who are playing casino games are getting more and more popular, also because online casinos are sponsoring these gaming activities to attract more players to their casinos.
In the statement above, which was placed on twitter, Twitch communicated that referral links will also be banned. And is specifically mentions online casinos Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbit.com and Roobet.com as casinos who are going to be banned from streaming at the Twitch platform. These new gambling policies will be effective next month on the 18th of October. However, it is going to allow some types of gambling. Playing online poker, fantasy team and sports betting will be allowed after the 18th of October 2022.
Banning Bitcoin casinos such as Stake.com will be a huge blow for the gambling websites that are effective. After streaming online casino games such as casino slots, the aforementioned casino experienced a massive spike in popularity thanks to the Twitch streamers.
For months a lot of people criticized Twitch for allowing streamers streaming casino related content. Because a lot of children and young adults are visiting the streaming platform to watch streams such as people playing online games and such. However, these children and young adults could also be exposed to gambling related content.
Another reasons Twitch had to introduce these new policies was the fact that one of their top streamers had to borrow money from visitors and other streamers in order to facilitate his gambling addictions. Streamer ItsSlike has more than 400,000 followers on Twitch, some of these followers borrowed ItsSlike over 10,000 dollars to keep on gambling.