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Study claims country-wide loot box ban isn’t “practically achievable”

Leon Y. Xiao's research on loot box regulation was featured in NME.

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A new study claims that a country-wide ban on loot boxes isn’t “practically achievable”. It comes after it was found that the Belgian law passed in 2018, ruling loot boxes as a form of gambling and therefore illegal, wasn’t being enforced. “Technically, the Belgian Gaming Commission (the gambling regulator) said that paid loot boxes cannot be offered without a licence,” explained Leon Xiao, a Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, before stating that under current law, no company can ever obtain a license, essentially making them illegal.

Read the full article on NME.

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