Twitch Bans Gambling Streams! Despite Large Loophole Around Sports Betting, Streamers Celebrate

Published: Sep. 21, 2022
Updated: Jan. 29, 2024

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Since the beginning of casino streams, some streamers and hundreds of thousands of fans have been screaming for a ban on Twitch. Now the streaming service is finally following suit and banning casino streams starting in October.

What's going on. On the night of September 20-21, 2022, Twitch released a statement about the current casino situation. Here, they clearly talk about the fact that this type of content should not and will not find a place on the platform in the future. What exactly is banned and how it came to this, we reveal now:#.

Twitch (finally) bans casion & gambling streams - This is what happens

What does the statement say? Twitch admits that gambling and casino have always been a hotly debated topic. They have followed this discourse very well and decided to adapt the rules on the platform.

When does this take effect? The new ban on gambling & casino streams on Twitch will come into effect on October 18, 2022. On the same day, Twitch will once again provide an update on the situation.

 

Gambling content on Twitch is a big 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. While we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to any site that contains slots, roulette, or dice games, we've seen some people circumvent these rules and expose our community to potential harm

Therefore, on October 18, we will be updating our policies to prohibit the streaming of gambling sites that contain slot machines, roulette, or dice games [...]. These sites include Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com. Over time, we may identify additional sites.

We will continue to allow sites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker.

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Twitch doesn't commit completely - But streamers celebrate

For a long time, sharing invitations or referral codes to gambling and casino sites has been banned on Twitch. However, many streamers were able to circumvent this regulation and simply distributed the codes on their YouTube or Twitter accounts. In order to finally put a stop to this, Twitch is now banning gambling and casino streams for good. Sports betting and poker, however, remain allowed, even on online portals that offer just such referral codes.

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How and why Twitch decided on this form of casino ban is not entirely transparent. However, major streamers such as Pokimane of Mizkif have come out in favor of it. Major streamers have lobbied for a ban on gambling & casino streams on Twitch, and as of October, the ban is set to go into effect.

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In the aftermath, U.S. streamer Pokimane is already celebrating the next big step on Twitch's part and rejoicing with her community.

The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on Guided.news he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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