Twitch lax on gambling? The streaming platform reacts as popular streamers including Pokimane protested at its lack of reaction to this trend. Last Saturday, a user called Sliker admitted to scamming his fans out of at least $200,000 to fund his CS:GO addiction.
Twitch star scams subscribers for $200,000
CS: Go has a real economy with weapon skins selling for gold. Some sites allow you to buy them with tokens by betting on the outcome of matches. Sliker received money to fund his gambling addiction by lying to his community to get $200,000.
In a confession video, Sliker explains, in tears, his addiction to these bets around CS: GO. The streamer first used money from his first job and then his Twitch earnings. He then started to borrow money by lying about his financial difficulties.
Sliker therefore undertakes to reimburse all its creditors.
Twitch takes first steps
An update on gambling on Twitch. pic.twitter.com/lckNTY9Edo
—Twitch (@Twitch) September 20, 2022
Pokimane, who recently announced some good news, and other streamers discussed of Twitch’s liability for such gambling. Some streamers make a living from promoting this practice. Opponents of this practice have therefore announced a strike during Christmas week if nothing is done about it. Even more if the streaming giant does not react.
On Tuesday, in the face of discontent, Twitch announced ban slot machines, roulette and dice games… but only in the USA. An implementation of this ban is planned for October 18 when the hashtag #TwitchStopGambling has been a success on the networks.
A first step for a healthier platform even if Twitch still authorizes sports betting sites or poker.