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  • Belgium�s Gaming Commission Says Loot Boxes are Gambling, Wants Them Banned in Europe

    November 22nd, 2017GamespotUncategorized

    Belgium's Gaming Commission announced last week that it was looking into whether or not loot boxes available for purchase in games like Star Wars Battlefront II and Overwatch were considered gambling. Electronic Arts responded at the time saying "the crate mechanics of Star Wars Battlefront II are not gambling."

    The Gaming Commission has come to the conclusion that "the mixing of money and addiction is gambling," as reported by VTM News.

    "Mixing gambling and gaming, especially at a young age, is dangerous for the mental health of the child," said Belgium's Minister of Justice Koen Geens.

    Geens wants loot boxes to be banned from Europe and will take it up with the EU, however, it will take time. "Because we have to go to Europe. We will certainly try to ban it." 

    Thanks PCGamer.

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