The Amazon-owned streaming service, Twitch, has made the first solid steps toward an all-out ban on streams from unsafe sites. The initial effort sees four sites getting the boot. But as the additional gaming content guidelines state, more may follow.
The details of the ban
Twitch recently updated its gaming content guidelines, including a broader spectrum of restrictions apart from referral link sharing. The guidelines state that,
Furthermore, similar to our prohibited games policy, we do not allow the sites below to be streamed on Twitch or linked to in chat. We consider many factors in determining whether a site is allowed, including whether the site includes safety protections, such as deposit limits, waiting periods, and age verification systems. We also take into account whether streamers use or encourage VPNs to evade geoblocking, and whether the site is licensed in the US or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protections.”
Banned sites so far
These are the affected sites so far
More sites are expected on this list as Twitch continues with the push to only stream content from regulated gaming sites.