Twitch, the worldwide famous multiplaying experience platform, has announced a ban to stop high-profile gambling sites from October.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the Amazon-owned live streaming platform said that it will bar videos of gambling sites not licensed in the US or “other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection”.
Twitch also said that while it currently stops people from sharing links or codes to pokie games, roulette or dice game websites, “we’ve seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm.”
The ban will include gambling websites such as Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com, and may exclude other sites in the future.
Players and top content creators at Twitch dedicate many hours to create content with similar casino live streaming sites that are deemed safe online casinos.
Such live-streaming casinos are lucrative for both Twitch and its content creators.
One such content creator is Twitch streamer Tyler “Trainwreckstv” Niknam, who has more than 2.1 million followers. He claimed that one site gives him more than $1m every month to gamble with.
What triggered the ban?
Some casinos are currently funding high-profile content creators to roll the reels or dice on a game and feature them through live streaming.
In some cases, these content creators roll high-stake bets with money which is not their own, an activity which Twitch sees as unsafe. The reason is that these content creators show an unrealistic case scenario for casino players who bet with real money which goes against Responsible Gambling.
What is Twitch?
Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming. It is operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com.
Content on the site can be viewed either live or via video on demand.
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