Twitch bans gambling: The platform will bring in a new policy addressing this next month – The gambling and scamming controversy related to ItsSliker shook the entire Twitch streaming community. It blew up across various social media platforms and finally, Twitch has taken a big decision on the issue.
Jake Lucky shared Twitch’s statement on his official Twitter handle. In its latest announcement, the platform has stated that it will ban activities that “expose our community to potential harm.”
Twitch bans gambling: The platform will bring in a new policy addressing this next month
“Gambling content on Twitch has been a big topic of discussion in the community, and something we’ve been actively reviewing since our last policy update in this area,” Twitch posted. “Today, we want to update you on our plans. While we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games, we’ve seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm.”
Twitch is officially banning gambling from its platform pic.twitter.com/aMzkWSaaJb
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 20, 2022
The platform has decided to soon update its policy and ban gambling on its site. “We’ll be making a policy update on Oct. 18 to prohibit streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulettes, or dice games that aren’t licensed either in the U.S. or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection,” Twitch announced.
This ban will hit Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com. These are some of the most popular gambling sites that were used by Twitch streamers like xQc, Trainwrecks, and others.
But Twitch has also decided that it will allow websites that allow sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker to be used on the platform. The new updated Gambling policy will be shared by Twitch soon, before it comes into effect on Oct. 18.
Stay tuned with us to get more such latest updates from Twitch and your favorite streamers.