At around midnight of yesterday, fans of casino streamers Letsgiveitaspin and CasinoDaddy started noticing that their YouTube live streams were being shut down. To everyone's surprise, this was soon followed by the shutting down of their individual channels completely. Up till the publishing of this article, no other casino streaming channels have been closed. They were given no prior warning to this, or advised on how they can change their channels in order to comply with YouTube regulations. Currently, the warning on both of their channels reads as follows:
“This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations.”
Letsgiveitaspin and CasinoDaddy have always been at the top of the casino streaming game. Letsgiveitaspin had a subscriber count of 11,902 and a view count of almost 8 million on YouTube alone. CasinoDaddy had a higher subscriber count of 17,980 and a view count of over 10 million, once again on YouTube alone. Both casino streamers currently hold a great deal of popularity among the casino streaming community. Read the below article for more details.
Check out the below infographic for their 2017 stats
Why have they been shut down?
The reasons for this have not as of yet been confirmed. There have been rumors going round, however at this point they are still merely rumors.
Someone connected to Letsgiveitaspin had this to say regarding the on-going situation:
“We are currently trying to find out why it happened and working towards finding a solution.”
As of yet, there has been no further official report or statement detailing why the channels were shut down. Sources tell us that an effort is being made towards finding a solution which is suitable for all parties involved in the situation.
Both channels received an email from YouTube after they had already been banned, explaining why their channels had to be shut down. Some players are claiming that this is unfair treatment, as the channels should have been guided by YouTube staff in making the appropriate changes.
In addition to this, the streamers will not be given a chance to fix any possible issues in order to keep their channels. It is very difficult to remove a YouTube ban once it has been placed on any channel. However, to reiterate, nothing can be confirmed or denied at this point – and the roads remain open for both streamers.
Where can I still watch them?
If you're avid fans of both casino streamers, you can of course still follow them on their Twitch channels: Letsgiveitaspin and CasinoDaddy. Both streamers are still active on these fronts, and do regular live streams for all to watch.
Their popularity is unlikely to die out because of this incident, although it will still be a blow to both players in terms of income. Only time can tell at this point if they will be able to recuperate their YouTube channels or not.
Keep watching this space for any further updates on the situation.