Belgium’s ban on loot boxes has proved futile

It was in the spring of 2018 that Belgium decided to completely ban loot boxes in games. Nice enough. Belgium’s government and legislators then considered that “loot boxes” were a masked form of gambling that was also aimed at children, causing them to see red. Now, via a recent study, however, it has been shown that Belgium’s ruling politicians do not care one iota about their “new” legislation and that 82% of all mobile games released in the country contain loot boxes.

The study reads:
“Paid loot boxes remained widely available amongst the 100 highest-grossing iPhone games in Belgium: 82.0% continued to generate revenue through a randomized monetisation method, as did 80.2% of games rated suitable for young people aged 12+. The Belgian ‘ban’ on loot boxes has not been effectively enforced.” (here)

Absurd.

Here comes more loot!

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