It came out recently that famous Twitch streamer “Sliker” scammed and stole over $300,000 in order to fund his ongoing gambling addiction. The people that he took money from include anyone from big Twitch streamers, his own viewers, people in real life, and just about anyone else he could finesse for money.
At the time of the scandal, just about every big streamer on Twitch had come out with screenshots and proof of Sliker asking them for money via direct messages. The crazy part is. However, all of these people gave in to Sliker’s requests for money.
It is truly unbelievable how it all played out and how he would continuously lose the money he stole from others, putting him in an endless cycle of losing-and-owing. Some of the transactions are truly insane, and some of the stories that some of the victims had were especially heartbreaking.
One of the victims of Sliker’s actions was a fan and viewer of Sliker, who the streamer finessed for money – only to find out that the victim was a cancer patient and she would need the money for her cancer treatments, according to testimonies on Slicker’s stream.
Another victim gave Slicker ten separate payments and never received any of them back in any capacity. It dumbfounds me that a person would send money to a stranger over the internet 10 different times – you would think that after the first time Sliker didn’t pay his subscriber back, the victim would have realized he was never getting anything back. It was almost as if he thought the tenth time would be the charm.
On October 18th 2022, Twitch announced that the platform would be prohibiting the streaming of gambling sites including slots, roulette, or dice games that aren’t licensed either in the U.S. or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protections.
In the statement made, “While we prohibit sharing links or referral codes to all sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games, we’ve seen some people circumvent those rules and expose our community to potential harm.”
The ban specifically included sites such as Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com and Roobet.com. Twitch also included that the streaming service will explicitly not be banning websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker.
Twitch also states that the company reserves the right to adjust these parameters to whatever lengths they see fit.