While last year the controversy in Twitter It had to do with subscription prices, this time it’s time to talk about bets. The streaming platform has experienced a significant boom in broadcasts of this type throughout 2022, which has sparked innumerable criticisms.
Many authorized Twitch voices such as Pokimane, mizkif or Devin Nash have come out against these broadcasts to censor them. In addition, a common front was presented towards the direction of Twitch to take action as a result of cases such as Sliker’s. This streamer admitted to scamming more than $200,000 from other content creators and fans to finance their CS:GO bets.
Finally, Twitch has decided to take the bull by the horns and publish a statement on Twitter explaining the steps it is going to take in the future. In a categorical way, it will prohibit the direct ones related to bets or similar forms of gambling that do not have a license.
Gaming content on Twitch has been a huge topic of discussion
in the community, and something we’ve been actively reviewing
since our last policy update in this area. Today we want to update you on our plans. Although we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette or craps games, we have seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm.
Therefore, on October 18, we will update our policy to prohibit
the transmission of gambling sites that include slots, roulette or dice games that are not licensed in the US or in other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection. These sites include Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com. However, we may identify others as we proceed.
We will continue to allow websites focused on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker. We’ll be sharing details of our gaming policy updates soon, including the full policy language, to make sure everyone understands our new rules before they go into effect on October 18.
As you can see, the measure is drastic and directly hits a market as populated by this content as the United States. However, it is not limited to North American territory, but rather Twitch intends to act in the same way in other countries with jurisdiction against gambling.
Although an initial list of prohibited websites has been provided, with the passing of days it is likely that other pages will be added. Of course, it will continue to be allowed to make direct bets on real sports, fantasy or poker. all of it It will take effect from October 18..