Twitch has announced it will be prohibiting the streaming of gambling content from unlicensed gaming sites next month.
In a statement released on its Twitter account, the streaming platform declared that new rules have been presented to improve safeguards around gambling content, as it will be banning streamers from broadcasting websites offering slots, roulette, or dice games that aren’t licensed in the US or other jurisdictions that “provide sufficient consumer protection”.
Twitch noted that while it already bans the sharing of links and referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games, it is now expanding this ban as these rules are being circumvented.
The platform’s statement specifically highlighted sites such as Stake.com, Duelbits.com, Rollbit.com, and Roobet.com that will be banned, but noted that sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker sites will still be permitted under the current rules which prohibit sharing links or referral codes.
Twitch added that it will flesh out more details on its gambling policy update soon to make sure the changes are clear to everyone before they go into effect on October 18.
Many operators should be confident in meeting Twitch’s standards if they are licensed in a legal US gambling state. Industry stakeholders will likely be interested to see if the platform also provides a list of jurisdictions it deems as providing insufficient consumer protection.