Harm reduction advocates and gambling researchers have been quick to condemn the shift.
“If state governments genuinely care about tackling the harms of gambling, there is a swathe of other measures that could be taken that don’t rely on facial surveillance.”
The #TwitchStopGambling hashtag has caught on after streamers like Pokimane and Hasan Piker discovered that a fellow streamer suffers from a gambling addiction.
Financial catastrophe is now only a few clicks away, a problem that is showing quiet signs of becoming a crisis. "I can't just get rid of my phone," one problem gambler says.
During economic hardship, people tend to gamble more rather than less. When you add addictive betting products into the equation, it spells disaster.
Malta, the EU’s smallest member state, is home to one of the world’s greatest gambling booms since Las Vegas in the 1960s.
I was from a middle-class family and never went without – until I became addicted to gambling.
Cash-strapped students are betting more than ever, but support from universities is non-existent.
Michael "MTashed" Tash was making thousands by covering one of the games of the moment, 'Genshin Impact,' before he started feeling scummy about it.
Revenue from casinos often helps fund services like healthcare and education in Indigenous communities. Tribal governments nationwide could lose more than half of projected revenue.
Stars from British reality shows "Love Island" and "Geordie Shore" have been accused of encouraging gambling among their young followers.