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Twitch has announced a partial gambling ban, targeting slots, roulette, and dice games.

The Amazon-owned live-streaming platform will bar videos of gambling sites not licensed in the US or "other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection".

The ban includes cryptocurrency gambling sites such as, based on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

It will take effect on 18 October 2022.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Twitch said: "While we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette or dice games, we've seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm.",,, and would be banned - and it may exclude others in the future.

But it would not ban sports betting, fantasy sports such as fantasy football, or poker.

Prominent streamers

At the time of writing, there are more people watching Twitch streamers gambling on virtual slot machines than playing Minecraft - with TwitchTracker estimating slots are the 10th most popular type of content on the platform.

Promoting gambling websites can be particularly lucrative for streamers, with Tyler "Trainwreckstv" Niknam, who has more than 2.1 million followers, claiming one such site gives him more than $1m (£881,000) each month to gamble with.

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