Belgian Gaming Commission: Loot Boxes Are Gambling

#StarWars news: the Belgian Gaming Commission has declared that loot crates in video games like #BattlefrontII & #Overwatch are a form of gambling and is seeking to have them banned in Belgium & Europe at large. In “Star Wars Battlefront II”, a player can purchase a loot crate using experience points or real money in the form of micro-transactions. The micro-transactions have angered many fans of the game, as we shared in two recent posts:

While EA has since temporarily stopped the use of micro-transactions in the game and also altered the amount of experience points to obtain playable characters, EA had also recently claimed that loot crates aren’t gambling, but the Belgian Gaming Commission doesn’t see it that way.

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  1. Pingback: EA Stock Down over $3-Billion After “Star Wars Battlefront II” Loot-Crate Micro-Transaction Debacle | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fans Society

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