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Twitch announced a gambling ban, targeting slots and roulette

Twitch announced a gambling ban, targeting slots and roulette
The Siliconreview
22 September, 2022

Twitch has announced a partial gambling ban by targeting roulette, slots, and dice games.

The live streaming platform owned by Amazon will bar videos of gambling sites. The gambling sites which are not licensed in the USA or "other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection". The ban also includes the cryptocurrency gambling sites such as Stake.com. Stake.com is based on the Caribbean island of Curacao. This ban will be effective from 18 October 2022.

Twitch tweeted that, they prohibit users from sharing referral codes or links to all sites that include dice games, slots, or roulette. According to the streaming platform, some people circumvent shared rules and expose the community to potential harm. The ban includes Rollbit.com, Stake.com, Roobet.com, and Duelbits.com, and it may exclude others in the future. The firm is not banning sports betting or fantasy sports such as fantasy football and poker.

It was seen that more people are watching Twitch streamers gambling at the time of writing, on virtual slot machines than playing Minecraft.  With TwitchTracker estimating, it was found that slots are the 10th most popular type of content on the platform.