UK: GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON VIDEO GAME LOOT BOXES

On 23 September, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a consultation paper and a call for evidence on the impact of loot boxes in video games, to examine concerns they may encourage or lead to problem gambling.  It explains that loot boxes are in-game containers purchased with either virtual or real-world currency that awards players with randomised virtual items – they can use these items to improve their playing experience or for cosmetic upgrades to their character’s appearance.  The closing date for responses is 22 November.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/loot-boxes-in-video-games-call-for-evidence

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/loot-boxes-in-video-games-call-for-evidence

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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