Dutch Regulator Threatens Enforcement Action Over Gambling Loot Boxes

An investigation into video game loot boxes suggests that 40 percent of video games that contain them are in violation of Dutch gambling laws.

The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) said that four out of the ten games it analysed as part of a research project entitled “Study of loot boxes | Treasure or a burden” contravened the country’s Betting and Gaming Act because the items randomly awarded in the game could be exchanged externally for monetary value.

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