Twitch bans gambling sites after streamers threaten strike.
Twitch bans gambling sites after a popular Twitch streamer has confessed to scamming his followers and fellow streamers out of around $300,000 to pay his gambling expenses.
In effect, Twitch banned the streaming of slots, roulette, and dice games that involve betting real money.
The livestreaming website released this statement:
In our latest blog post, we tackle a topic that’s been at the forefront of the community for some time – the rev split.
We also provide a related update around monetization for a subset of Partners.
Streamer involved in Twitch gambling saga now embroiled in sexual assault allegations.
Twitch is officially banning gambling from its platform pic.twitter.com/aMzkWSaaJb— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 20, 2022
No more gambling on twitch but atleast we can see a girl getting fucked on stream once a week!— adin (@adinross) September 20, 2022
HOLY SHIT THEY ACTUALLY DID IT— Zack (@Asmongold) September 20, 2022
GAMBLING BANNED ON TWITCH https://t.co/qRQFnkabU1
The banning of gambling is causing male twitch streamers to expose their misogyny. Please tell me how a woman chatting in a hot tub is as dangerous as gambling in front of 100k people— morgue ⚰️ (@sealmoos) September 20, 2022
Twitch removes gambling the same day YouTube announces copyrighted music is coming back…— Lex 🇺🇦 (@MrTLexify) September 20, 2022
What changed? https://t.co/dTqyVYldmF
Twitch bans gambling but allows a streamer to make sexual gestures towards a dog. Just shows how inconsiderate twitch is a company. Absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/QJToL2YVyH— yoxic (@yoxics) September 20, 2022
Gambling… that's where they draw they line. Not hate raids, racism, transphobia, or anything that effects BIPOC on Twitch.— Uni (They/Them) (@UniTheMonarch) September 19, 2022
We have to have 10 different iterations of the N word banned in chat just to go live, but gambling is where y'all find energy to take a stand. Smh. https://t.co/pEheYVjAfF
This is NOT a gambling ban. Headline readers are getting this wrong. Twitch doesn't say they are banning luck-based gambling – ONLY certain websites that "aren't licensed in the U.S." – Unfortunately, this leaves plenty of room for gambling to remain on the website come Oct. 18th pic.twitter.com/99s2A7Hzd0— Devin (@DevinNash) September 20, 2022