Live streaming giant Twitch has announced it will ban all video streams of unregulated casino websites as of October 18. The decision has raised certain curiosity over the extent of this new ban, as Twitch has already a ban in effect regarding online casino links since August 2021. The company announced its upcoming policy change on Twitter:
An update on gambling on Twitch. pic.twitter.com/lckNTY9Edo
— Twitch (@Twitch) September 20, 2022
It did not go unnoticed that Twitch named four well-known cryptocurrency casinos in particular; Stake.com, Rollbit, Duelbits and Roobet, which are all regulated under the laws of Curacao. Such ambiguity sends out signals that Twitch will most likely target the crypto gaming sector as a whole in the upcoming weeks.
The statement leaves the door open for “websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker”, though it is somewhat unclear what would happen if those games are being played on websites that Twitch considers an “unregulated casino”.
Twitch is a video live streaming service with a particular focus on video game live streaming, as well as broadcasts of Esports competitions. Users can follow music broadcasts, creative content, and other live streams including personal streams of individual players and gaming-related talk shows.