Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is calling for Twitch to ban gambling streams from the platform.
Gambling streams and concerns about advertising gambling have been a hot topic on Twitch for quite some time now.
With Twitch’s audience being primarily younger viewers, the Amazon-owned platform is keen to find some sort of solution, stating that they take “any potential harm to our community extremely seriously.”
Now, even Twitch’s top creators are calling for a crackdown on gambling content on the platform.
On September 18, popular Twitch streamer Pokimane — one of the platform’s biggest creators, with over 9M followers — put out a tweet calling for gambling streams to be banned.
“Like if twitch should ban gambling,” the Twitch star wrote, which so far has over 125k likes at the time of writing.
The tweet from the female entertainer comes just after drama emerged in the community, as Twitch partner ‘ItsSliker’ was accused of scamming’ fans and fellow streamers for thousands of dollars.
He later confessed to the accusations on stream and admitted it was due to his crippling gambling addiction.
Many have sided with Pokimane, agreeing that Twitch needs to crack down on gambling streams in some way or another. On the other hand, others have disagreed, and noted content such as hot tub streams are just as bad.
Either way, it shouldn’t be too long until we see a response from Twitch, with such a large part of the community demanding for action to be taken.