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Regulators team up to tackle loot box gambling issues in video games

Regulators from the EU and the United States have hinted that they may crack down on the practice of allowing loot boxes in popular video game titles.
Regulators around the world are teaming up to tackle the issue of “loot boxes” in video games, which critics have alleged are targeted towards children in a predatory fashion, designed to produce gambling-like results. Regulators from the European Union and the United States have hinted that they may crack down on the practice of allowing loot boxes in popular video game titles, which have increased in prevalence rapidly over the past decade. 15 disparate European agencies and American regulators will now be working together to examine whether the line between friendly gaming and predatory gambling is getting blurred. according to EuroGamerNet. A signed declaration put forward by the 15 agencies and the U.S. state of Washington has four primary area of concerns that regulators will help to address in the near-future. Loot box controversy Loot boxes, by far the most controversial issue surrounding gambling in gaming, take up a fair amount of the declaration and are coming under...
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