Ok, so from this quote I understand that I can create that extension, but for now I cannot use paypal as a payment method and I should wait with monetization until Twitch will release the option, is that right?
I’m a hobbyist (not a lawyer and don’t work for Twitch). To me personally, it sounds like your extension wouldn’t be accepted currenlty; maybe others can chime in. And to clarify in regards to extension monetization, no public promises have been made for functionality or release.
Video-overlay extensions may not contain links of any kind.
Panel extensions must submit a whitelist of domains requested for off-site linking.
Off-site links must be related to the extension’s core functionality.
Off-site links may not refer users to sites that deliver functionality effectively similar to that available on Twitch.tv.
Extensions may not encourage or reward users for consuming Twitch content on a site other than Twitch.tv.
Extensions may not encourage or reward users for taking specific actions outside Twitch/Amazon properties.
Probably not no. You would promote people leave Twitch…
It might also be worth looking into your local laws regarding this too, as gambling virtual currencies with no actual value is usually not an issue, many bots already have a feature like that. But once you start allowing people to purchase a virtual currency with real money that is then gambled with, then that’s where some countries start to have legal rules and regulations that you have to be aware of.
Hello. This thread has snaked around all over the place! Let me try and provide what clarity I can. As people are hopefully currently aware, Extensions do not currently support monetisation. We (Twitch) have said publicly that our next update around monetisation will be made at TwitchCon (which is not too far away now). Extensions that attempted off-site monetisation today are rejected.
That being said, our first foray into monetisation is coming, and soon. There was some healthy conversation in this thread in regards to who will be able to pay for what. I am certain that there will be people who will be surprised by our first foray into Extension monetisation (hopefully in a good way).
My two cents, a gambling Extension would more than likely be ruled out by policy. I do not believe that Twitch wants to deal with the legal ramifications of gambling.