Belgian Regulator Naessens Creating Clarity Over Loot Boxes, Instant Lotteries

In the first of a series of profiles of the world’s leading gambling regulators, GamblingCompliance has spoken to Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) director Peter Naessens about loot boxes, advertising and the trouble with state lotteries.

Already well known in gambling circles, Naessens' star burned more brightly this year as he and his office became the centre of global attention for its stance on loot boxes.

Along with the Netherlands, Belgium took a firm line on the video game digital prize boxes, releasing a report in April naming three of the most popular games on the market as offering unlicensed gambling.

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