Starting October 18, Twitch will ban “streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games” in a new policy update.
It comes amid a flurry of conversation surrounding the streaming platform and its previous choice to allow gambling content streams.
Twitch said in a statement on Tuesday, “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 the area.”
Twitch says that the move comes as an attempt to ban unlicensed content in the US or “other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection.”
Websites included in the ban are:
There has been an outcry on Twitter and other social media platforms as Twitch users voice their frustration.
The platform says more sites may be added to the ban list as they move forward. Twitch adds, “We will continue to allow websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker. We’ll share specifics on the updates to our Gambling policy soon, including the full policy language,” on or before October 18th.
It’s a sign that the streaming platform is beginning to take user safety seriously after recent criticism that its lax rules are making it too easy for users to be taken advantage of.
This won’t last long. They will take Stake back once they see the bleed. It’s like when Bob Menery is in a hotel room without Summer Sheekey. They all come back.
Ha that was good.
Bob Schmenery lolololol
Bad move for twitch! Some of those streamers is what keeps their platform alive.