Expert warns Twitch gambling ban won’t mark end of Slots hype in streaming
Twitch banned gambling streams on the platform after recent controversy. Mark Johnson, an expert on gambling content, says it's still early days and it will take some time to analyze the impact of the ban. He claims content creators are already finding new platforms to promote gambling. The ban will be updated on October 18. It will prohibit streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games that aren't licensed in the US or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection.
Twitch has banned luck-based gambling on the platform. The move follows a community outcry. The rise of crypto casinos in the last 18 months took everyone by surprise. Twitch was the host for the majority of promotion of these casinos. Stake and Roobet found ways to crack the market with mega collaborations. They had a mega Twitch stream with Drake pulling more than 100,000 peak viewers. There are also issues of unequal enforcement of rules and adult content. It's possible Twitch is responding to the outcry after the gambling stream scam. This has to be seen within the context of Twitch's declining shine.