Twitch will soon prohibit streaming services that include online gambling. Click here to learn more about this restriction and why it was introduced.
Matthew "Mizkif" Rinaudo, Félix "xQc" Lengyel," and Hasan Piker confronted a fellow streamer, Abraham Jehad "Sliker" Mohammed, about his gambling habit. Back in 2017, Sliker gambled with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins, but he apologized to his followers.
Pokimane's #TwitchStopGambling movement began, urging Twitch to prohibit gambling from its platform. At the time of this article's writing, these big streamers planned to boycott Twitch during the Christmas season because advertising is at its peak.
Perhaps as a response to this trend, Twitch issued its own statement regarding online gambling.
Twitch announced that they would be updating their steaming guidelines on October 18, 2022. These include casino games, slots, roulette, and dice games. They are also specifically banning websites that are not licensed in the United States, as well as those that don't provide enough protection to their users. Only time will tell whether or not this will be enough to prevent other people from ending up like Sliker.
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