Twitch prohibits users from sharing links to online casinos
The popular streaming platform, Twitch, will now ban users who share links to online casino game sites that provide slots, roulette, and dice games.
August 17th was the deadline for online casino link removal.
Users had until August 17th to remove all links leading to online casino gaming sites, referral links, and other gambling-related sites from their channels. Failing to do so can lead to a user being banned from the platform.
Twitch will continue monitoring gambling content on the platform to prevent links and content from being published. It is willing to update its terms again if more strict measures need to be in place.
Gambling content creators is a minority for the platform, but still prevalent.
Most users stream multiplayer games, PvP, or battle royale-style games, and the platform streams live esports competitions frequently. But there is a minority of few who stream and provide links for gambling content. Twitch does not want its platform to promote this type of content.
In a creator’s update, Twitch stated its reason for the ban: “to prevent harms and scams created by questionable services that sponsor content on Twitch.” Many users provide referral links and this type of content because they are paid or sponsored to do so.
Though the act of being sponsored to share links that lead to paid sites and services is acceptable on the platform, the terms have been updated to specify gambling is not permitted.