Pokimane stands against gambling on Twitch: Responds to viewer remark, “Are you slow?” – Twitch sensation Pokimane, known for her vocal stance against gambling content on the platform, recently confronted a viewer who questioned her position during a live stream on January 23. The viewer, expressing disagreement with Pokimane’s disapproval of gambling streams.
The viewer asked why she didn’t acknowledge that adults could make their own decisions, ending the comment with a questionable remark: “Are you slow?”
Pokimane stands against gambling on Twitch: Responds to viewer remark, “Are you slow?”
Unfazed by the criticism, Pokimane responded assertively, highlighting that the issue extends beyond adults making personal choices. She emphasized that Twitch’s user base includes individuals who may not meet the age requirements but still engage with the platform. The streaming platform has an age limit of 13 years, and despite reporting a user base predominantly aged 18-24, there’s a likelihood of younger individuals misrepresenting their age.
Pokimane retorted to the viewer’s comment, stating, “It’s kind of like if I said, ‘That’s a great question, but you’re an absolute idiot to think that gambling is only being advertised to adults only when it’s being live-streamed on Twitch dot TV.” She maintained her genuine concern about the potential impact of gambling content on young viewers.
This incident reflects Pokimane’s consistent stance against gambling content on Twitch. In 2022, she advocated for a ban on gambling streams after streamer Sliker confessed to scamming fans to support his gambling addiction. Despite facing criticism over her ethical stance, Pokimane remains steadfast in her refusal to engage in gambling content on the platform.
Twitch, responding to concerns surrounding gambling, implemented restrictions in October 2022, prohibiting the promotion of certain gambling sites on broadcasts. The rules specifically targeted unlicensed slots or dice games in the US that lacked sufficient consumer protection.
Pokimane’s outspoken position underscores the ongoing debate about responsible content on Twitch.