Twitch has announced that it will ban the broadcasting of unlicensed gambling sites, including slots, roulette and dice sites, starting next month. From the report: Sites that will be banned include Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com and Roobet.com. Other websites may be banned later, Twitch said in a statement on Twitter. Websites dedicated to betting on sports, fantasy sports and poker will still be allowed. According to Kotaku, some of Twitch’s biggest streamers — such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, and Devin Nash — threatened to boycott the platform during Christmas week.
While gambling streams aren’t new to the platform, in recent years some on the platform have alleged that “wealthy creators have promoted potentially harmful content to young, impressionable fans,” according to Kotaku. A number of creators are pushing Twitch to do something about online gambling streams, citing the potential danger to young users. Some used the hashtag #twitchstopgambling on Twitter to raise awareness about gambling.