Twitch CEO confirms company stance on gambling streams following rise of Kick

Twitch CEO confirms company stance on gambling streams following rise of Kick

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  • Eva Martinello , Dot Esports
June 4, 2023 1:44 PM
  • Eva Martinello , Dot Esports

Twitch CEO Daniel Clancy doubled down on the platform’s stance against promotion of unregulated gambling services in a May 31 interview.

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Clancy said that offshore unregulated services have a lack of transparency that imply companies can tweak odds however they want to benefit themselves.

“There’s a reason that you [need] a VPN do to it from most major countries,” Daniel Clancy said in the interview with Twitch streamer Filian. “The amount of money that was flowing where our creators were building the connections they formed on Twitch to drive people to these sites, it was a significant amount of money to a small number of creators and we didn’t think it was good for the community.”