German regulator warns Twitch on advertising compliance

German regulator warns Twitch on advertising compliance

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
October 24, 2022 5:47 PM
  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News

Gluecksspiel (GGL), Germany’s unified gambling regulator, has warned Twitch that its streaming platform must comply with the advertising rules of the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv).

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The caution is a response to Twitch updating its ‘Community Guidelines’ this October to enforce a ban on “unsafe slots, roulette, and dice gambling sites”.

The updated guidelines stated that “starting October 18th we are further tightening our rules also to prohibit any streaming of listed sites that contain slots, roulette, and dice games and are unlicensed in the US or other jurisdictions that offer consumer protections like deposit limits, waiting periods, and age verification systems”.