Tag Archives: Gambling
FTC Investigating Loot Boxes, ESA Responds By Wrongfully Defending Loot Boxes
FIFA 19

According to a recent report from GamesIndustry.biz, as the Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into Facebook and Google over…

CS: GO, DOTA 2 Loot Boxes Removed In Netherlands As Dutch Crack Down On Illegal Gambling
Dota 2

The Dutch gaming commissions deemed loot boxes as gambling; they’re a game of chance where you spend real money in…

E-Sports Gambling Becomes Priority After SCOTUS Rules Against PASPA
Skins betting

The SCOTUS Blog recently reported that the Supreme Court recently ruled against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of…

Belgian Gaming Commission Could Prosecute EA, Blizzard, Valve Over Illegal Loot Boxes
Illegal Loot Boxes Overwatch

The Belgian Gaming Commission is seeking to lay down the law when it comes to illegal loot boxes. Publishers have…

Belgium Commission Labels FIFA, Overwatch Loot Boxes Illegal; €1.6 Million Fines Inbound
Overwatch Illegal Loot Boxes

The Belgium Gaming Commission has labeled the loot boxes in games like Overwatch, FIFA and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as illegal…

EA Doesn’t Believe That Loot-Boxes, Microtransactions Are Gambling
Blake Jorgensen

In EA’s quarterly earnings conference call there were various statements from Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson and Chief Financial Officer…

Washington State Senator Proposes Bill To Weigh If Loot-Boxes Are Gambling

The news about loot-boxes across several outlets have cool downed compared to last year when Forza Motorsport 7 and Star…

Apple Makes Mobile Game Devs Disclose Premium Loot Box Odds
Apple iTunes Loot Box

A new policy update has been added to the terms of use for developers making video game apps for iOS…

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling Is The Perfect Slap To The Face Of AAA Gaming
I can't Believe it's not gambling

Mutant Entertainment Studios’ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling is a perfect slap to the face of AAA publishers out…

Red Dead Redemption 2 Publisher Doesn’t View Loot-Boxes As Gambling

The current debate as to whether loot-boxes are considered gambling is still ongoing insofar that Rockstar Games’ parent company, Take-Two…

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Gets Review Bombed On Metacritic Due To Corporate Greed
Star Wars Battlefront 2

EA has managed to avoid review bombs on services like Steam by keeping their games off of Valve’s service. This…

French UFC-Que Choisir Calls For Ban On Premium Loot Boxes Sold To Minors
Battlefront 2 Loot Box Illegal

The French consumer advocacy group, the UFC-Que Choisir, has penned a request to the French authority for online gaming and…

Australia’s Victorian Regulators Consider Loot Boxes A Form Of Gambling
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes

One of the strategic analysts from the Compliance Division at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, working out…

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