Belgium Aims to Ban Loot Boxes in Europe

by on November 22, 2017

Belgium’s Gaming Commission has announced that it will attempt to ban loot boxes in Europe, after constituting blind microtransactions to be gambling.

The report comes from VTM News (spotted by PC Gamer), and marks the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the role of loot boxes in video games, and whether they can be considered a form of gambling.

The commission ruled that randomized loot crates constitute “the mixing of money and addiction” and are therefore a form of gambling no different from the risk-focused games found in a modern casino.

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