Content producers living in countries such as America, where gambling is legal, have been opening gambling-themed broadcasts on Twitch in recent years. Especially in the games played in online casinos, there could be gains and losses of up to millions of dollars . Even the famous singer Drake lost millions of dollars while gambling on Twitch. Twitch officials, who are worried about the spread of gambling addiction on the platform in recent days, may have new thoughts about gambling broadcasts.
In an interview with Bloomberg , a Twitch spokesperson said, ” We take any potential harm to our community very seriously. While gambling streams represent a very small fraction of the content streamed on Twitch, we are watching closely to ensure our approach mitigates the potential harm to our viewers globally. ” said.
Twitch Uncomfortable That Platform Is Referred To With Gambling
Twitch, which only went through game broadcasts during its first release, has also allowed content producers to make different broadcasts after the transformation it has undergone in the last five years. Especially in the broadcasts made under the name of Hot Tub, the women’s display of their own bodies and Twitch’s permission were constantly criticized by the users. Twitch, which lost its former popularity in the gaming community to media such as Facebook , can return to its roots to regroup its audience.
Twitch officials, who think that gambling broadcasts do not reflect the platform as they should, may ban these broadcasts completely after their investigations as a result. xQc , one of the famous publishers of the platform , announced that the advertising offers it received from gambling and betting sites will now be rejected. Stating that he also struggled with the problem of gambling addiction for a long time, the famous publisher stated that it was a disease. On the other hand, Pokimane , one of the other famous publishers , and Hasanabi , a Turkish broadcaster living in America , said that Twitch could radically remove gambling broadcasts.
Although there is no statement about the sanctions that may come by Twitch yet, most people expect the platform to take action in this regard.