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Twitch bans unlicensed gambling streams


Twitch has announced a ban on unlicensed gambling streams on its platform after receiving backlash from its viewership.

The live streaming platform will not stream any sites that fall under not “licensed either in the US or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection”.

The ban has been enforced explicitly on streaming sites including Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com that target slots, roulette, and dice games after observing the potential harm they have caused to the community.

As per the tweet, the amazon-owned streaming platform continues to focus on sites that cater to sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker.

The action taken after top streamers of Twitch threatened to stop using the platform if the policies did not change. Hence, Twitch has been reviewing its policies in this regard. If need be, the platform will ban other sites too. The new policy will come into effect from October 18th.

Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions, in addition to offering music broadcasts, creative content, and “in real life” streams. Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc runs its all operations.

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