Paying for loot boxes is linked to problem gambling, regardless of specific features like cash-out and pay-to-win

Volume: 102, Pages: 181 - 191
Published: Jan 1, 2020
Abstract
Loot boxes are items in video games that may be bought with real-world money but contain randomised contents. Due to similarities between loot boxes and gambling, various countries are considering regulating them to reduce gambling-related harm. However, loot boxes are extremely diverse. A key problem facing regulators is determining whether specific types of loot boxes carry more potential for harm, and should be regulated accordingly. In this...
Paper Details
Title
Paying for loot boxes is linked to problem gambling, regardless of specific features like cash-out and pay-to-win
Published Date
Jan 1, 2020
Volume
102
Pages
181 - 191
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