Twitch Tells Counter-Strike Gamblers To Go Away

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Twitch is following in Valve’s footsteps, and will shut down streamers using Counter-Strike gambling sites. Those sites may not be long for this world.

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“Per Twitch’s Terms of Service, broadcasters are not permitted to stream content that breaks the terms of service or user agreements of third-parties,” the company said in a blog post. “As such, content in which the broadcaster uses or promotes services that violate Valve’s stated restrictions is prohibited on Twitch.”

It’s taken a while—too long, really—for Valve to respond to the ongoing Counter-Strike gambling controversies. But it finally brought the hammer down yesterday, when it blocked gambling sites from using Steam’s OpenID API to verify inventories. That’s a huge blow to the way these gambling sites operate.

Senior reporter at Kotaku, streaming Mario deaths at youtube.com/patrickklepek

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mrmegamanfan
Mr. MegaManFan

Good. The harder the hammer comes down the happier I am.