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I don't think unregulated gambling should be allowed on twitch and neither should affiliated gambling. Affiliated gambling codes gives creators a small percentage of what their viewers loose on the gambling website to the creator as a reward for their viewers signing up and loosing money. A lot of streamers don't even use their own money on these websites when gambling live on stream, instead the website loads their account with money and lets them gamble with no finical risk, but at the same time these streamers are telling viewers to use these unregulated gambling website and use their creator codes when depositing their real money on to them. Problem gamblers have the highest suicide rate of any addiction disorder, 1 in 5 problem gamblers attempt suicide. Streamers that gamble live on twitch don't usually have a 18+ stream enabled which means they are broadcasting gambling to minors which can cause early gambling habits to underage viewers. Also these gambling sites don't verify age or identity of users which makes it possible for underage persons to create accounts and illegally gamble while being underage or in a state where gambling is illegal. This is a serious problem as it can lead to addiction, financial problems and eventually suicide for twitch viewers. This is becoming such a large problem on twitch and I really hope twitch will do something about this so less of their underage audience isn't exposed to illegal unregulated gambling.
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