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DCMS asks for evidence on loot boxes
Sep 24, 2020
DCMS asks for evidence on loot boxes

DCMS launched the call for evidence on loot boxes, to establish whether loot boxes lead to problem gambling or not.

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Workshop on loot boxes and their effects
Aug 17, 2020
Workshop on loot boxes and their effects

Loot boxes are one of the most controversial issues and there is growing pressure on regulators to ban loot boxes or at least regulate them. At the recent workshop six concerns were raised and some suggestions were offered.

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Calls to classify loot boxes as gambling
Jun 08, 2020
Calls to classify loot boxes as gambling

New calls to classify loot boxes as gambling, over concerns that it could lead children to develop gambling habits. If loot boxes are classified as gambling, game development companies would need to work around that.

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Fortnite boss calls for the end of the loot boxes
Feb 20, 2020
Fortnite boss calls for the end of the loot boxes

Tim Sweeny, the co-founder of Epic Games, said that loot boxes can ‘cause harm’ so that they should be banned from the games.

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Children's Commissioner Calls for a Loot Boxes Ban
Oct 24, 2019
Children's Commissioner Calls for a Loot Boxes Ban

In addition to pressure on the UK Government from charities and other organisations to classify loot boxes and gambling, now the Children’s Commissioner also asks for ban on loot boxes.

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Gaming Company to Withdraw Loot Boxes from a Popular Game
Oct 17, 2019
Gaming Company to Withdraw Loot Boxes from a Popular Game

Popular game Rocket League will no longer feature loot boxes of the standard format, i.e. players will know what they’re buying if they decide to purchase anything in-game.

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Pressure on Government to act on loot boxes
Sep 17, 2019
Pressure on Government to act on loot boxes

Loot boxes are a huge market, and companies sell $30 billion of loot boxes annually. But the nature of loot boxes is very close to gambling and there's increased pressure on the Government to regulate and restrict the sell of loot boxes.

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New Hot Topic – Loot Boxes And Their Effect
Sep 17, 2019
New Hot Topic – Loot Boxes And Their Effect

The UK Parliament, i.e. the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee discussed loot boxes and their status. It appears that lawmakers all agree that loot boxes are gambling and that the Government should take extra measures to ensure that children are protected.

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