Advocates Seek Link Between Loot Boxes And Problem Gambling

At a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop on video game loot boxes, a mix of academic researchers and industry advocates implored game companies to take a more active role in examining the link between loot boxes and problem gambling.

The FTC held the day-long workshop on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., after receiving a variety of complaints about the mechanics of paid loot boxes, including their similar characteristics to gambling.

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