The enforcement of a ban on unregulated casinos such as Stake on Twitch has led to a 97% decrease in the platform’s slot category viewership. The ban was introduced on Tuesday, resulting in a steep decline in viewer figures. High-profile Twitch gamblers such as Trainwreck, Roshtein, and Xposed were forced to end their slot streaming due to the ban.
Over the past year, Twitch’s online slot gambling community has grown and established itself among the top ten most-watched categories. However, the ban on crypto casinos has put a stop to this progress.
As a result of the ban, prominent Twitch gamblers had to bid farewell to their audiences. Trainwreck went live on Twitch for what he dubbed his “LAST GAMBLING STREAM ON TWITCH.” Roshtein organized a final stream with rapper Drake, while Xposed shared a link to his “Last Slot Stream on Twitch.”
The Twitch gambling community has voiced its disapproval of the ban, with high-profile gamblers such as Trainwreck and Roshtein criticizing the platform for its inconsistent policies. On the other hand, some, such as content creator Pokimane and streamers Hasan Piker and Asmongold, have welcomed the ban.