Twitch's Crypto Casino Ban Ignores the Bigger Play

During a heavily watched Twitch stream on September 18, UK-based creator Sliker delivered a tearful admission to his audience. “It’s time for the truth,” he said between sobs. “I lied to many people … I borrowed money off people.” He’d pried, he confessed, at least $200,000 from fellow streamers and fans, a move he claimed was the result of a gambling addiction that began with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. “I would come across streamers and ask them if I could borrow money,” he said. “I wouldn’t give them the reason because it was gambling. I would lie to them.” He’s since been

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