Kick CEO Says No to Additional Gambling Content

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Aaron Goldstein
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So much for Kick being the answer to Twitch's recent policy cutting down on gambling content.

Kick CEO Eddie Craven announced his company's plans to reduce the exposure gambling streams are getting all over the internet.

The platform, widely believed to be co-owned and operated by crypto gambling site Stake, will be implementing changes that will see them take away all the unnecessary exposure that the gambling streams are getting. 


Craven tweeted:

"We're rolling out some extra view count protection on @KickStreaming

"This should help combat view count manipulation. It will also help solve some issues surrounding follow/chat bots. Rest assured the community is still growing & we're staying committed to ensuring we maintain a fair landscape for creators.

"The main problem being solved here is in relation to "Tabbing" & the abuse that came with that. Some further protections have also been included.

"Alongside this update, we've also removed some unnecessary exposure to gambling related content throughout our recommended formula's. We'll also be adding the ability to toggle off all gambling related streams, amongst other certain categories viewers wish to not be exposed to. Viewer experience is equally as important to us as creators.

"We really appreciate the feedback we're receiving and look forward to continuing to build out a product heavily driven by the community behind it."

In recent weeks, popular streamers have been exiting Twitch and moving to Kick in an effort to better promote their gambling related content in some cases.

Streamer xQc entered into an exclusivity deal with Kick last month said to be worth $100m over the next two years.

"Kick is allowing me to try and do things I haven't been able to do before. I'm extremely excited to take this opportunity and maximize it into new creative and fresh ideas over the coming years."

- Aaron Goldstein,

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