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Twitch bans unauthorized gambling from its platform


Streaming platform Twitch announced Tuesday evening on Twitter that it would ban broadcasts from gambling sites, including “slots, roulette or dice games”, starting October 18.

Twitch does not, however, prohibit sports betting, fantasy sports and poker. Broadcasts showing slot machines, roulette or dice games will also remain permitted, if these websites are approved in the United States or other jurisdictions offering sufficient consumer protection.

Games from the sites Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com and Roobet.com will be prohibited, according to these new rules.

There have been calls for months for Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, to crack down on this type of content distributed by instavideasts (streamers) that thousands of Internet users follow on the platform. Lavallois Felix xQc Lengyel, followed by 11.2 million people, notably used to frequent the online casino Stake.com during its live sessions.

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A first wave of denunciations in the public space had forced Twitch to further regulate this type of broadcasting in August 2021. The site had thus prohibited the exchange of reference codes and URLs to gambling and gambling sites. silver to avoid scams.

Twitch said in its tweet that it plans to release more details about the banning of such content before its new policy takes effect.

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