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Irish Government Declares Loot Boxes Aren’t Affected by Gambling Laws

Since the loot box controversy peaked last year with Star Wars Battlefront II, various governments around the world began taking action against the business practice, with Belgium being one of the…

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Australian ECRC Report Psychologically Links Loot Box Systems To Gambling

Today’s a really bad day if you’re a game developer who has a loot box monetization system in your game. A study undertaken by the Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee…

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16 Gambling Commissioners, Including Washington State’s, Raise Concerns on Loot Boxes

A coalition of 16 separate gambling commissioners are raising concerns over loot box systems in video games. A news post on the UK’s Gambling Commission website released the statement. The inclusion…

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UK Gambling Commission Releases Report On Youth Gambling

The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission has released a report finding that 11% of 11-16 year olds surveyed had participated in some form of gambling. The survey was performed using Ipsos…

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Danish Gambling Authority: Loot Boxes Can Be Gambling If Items Can Be Traded

The Danish Gambling Authority has stated that loot boxes can be gambling in certain situations according to a statement on the agency’s website [Danish]. Using Google Translate, we’ve gone over…

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UK Petition Forces Government Response on Loot Boxes as a Form of Gambling

A petition regarding gaming’s current hot-button topic, loot boxes, submitted through the UK Parliament Petitions website has reached the 10,000 signatures needed for a government response. The petition, entitled ‘Adapt…

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ESRB and PEGI Don’t Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling

Lootboxes are becoming increasingly popular in our AAA titles, with Forza Motorsport 7, Shadow of War, and Star Wars Battlefront II among latest offenders. Some North American gamers have asked the Entertainment…

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CSGO Lotto Owners Reach Settlement with FTC

The case regarding Counter Strike Global Offensive’s Lotto lawsuit has been settled with the FTC. Last year, two YouTubers by the name of Trevor Martin and Tom Cassell, better known…

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Valve Taking Action Against TF2 Gambling

Gambling has been the recent monster Valve has been trying to slay for some time now. It started first with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but now it seems to have spilled over…

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[Update] Valve to Respond to Washington Gambling Commission After Given Deadline

Update: Valve has sent us a copy of the letter they are sending to the Washington Gambling Commission. You can read it below.   The original story follows below Valve…