There is information that one of the most popular Twitch services has been blocked on the territory of Slovakia. The reason for this drastic sanction was one single video broadcast. The blogger demonstrated an online poker game on the air.
This video was perceived as advertising and propaganda of gambling, and this directly contradicts and violates the rule of the state regulator. Note that the author of the so-called “advertisement” has a rather small audience – about thirty-five thousand people are subscribed to his channel.
According to the official version, initially the regulator’s plans included a block of only one channel of the violator, and as a result, as we understand now, the entire social resource is “closed”. To date, it is known that not all providers in the country have restricted users’ access to Twitch, justifying this by their legal right to “defer” such a decision.
Note that 80 sites related to gambling were blocked on the territory of Belarus.
Also, NewsOfGambling previously reported that in mid-April of this year 2021, the Slovak authorities stopped the national receipt lottery.