UK Government has instructed all betting shops, casinos, and bingo halls to temporarily close as part of its latest measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.