Kick removes “unnecessary” exposure to gambling streams

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Kick has removed “unnecessary” exposure to gambling streams as part of a new update announced by boss Eddie Craven.

The platform, co-owned and operated by crypto-gambling platform Stake, has attracted controversy since its launch last year at the prevalence of gambling content on the streaming platform.

In comparison, Twitch issued a ban on gambling streams in 2022, while YouTube has been reported to have shadow-banned accounts dedicated to gambling despite it not being prevented in their ToS.

However, Kick boss Eddie Craven announced a new update on June 30 that removes “unnecessary” exposure to gambling streams.

The ability to toggle off all gambling streams is also being provided, among other categories that viewers may wish not to see, although this stops short of an outright ban like the one introduced by Twitch.