Gaming or gambling?

Dec 6, 2018

The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications has tabled its report into gaming micro-transactions for chance based items, known as loot boxes. The report acknowledged there are different kinds of loot boxes in video games and recommended that a comprehensive review should be undertaken by the Department of Communications and the Arts and related agencies. Senators from the Australian Greens made additional comments in the report noting that loot boxes may meet the psychological definition of gambling and cause harm, particularly to younger gamers.