Swedish Consumer Watchdog Warns Of Loot Box Gambling

Sweden’s consumer authority says it has identified a link between loot boxes and problem gambling, warning that some video games may even be in breach of gambling law.

In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Finance said it had submitted evidence from the country’s Consumer Agency to the government’s ongoing review of its gambling legislation.

In the statement, the ombudsman claimed to have discovered that "loot boxes can lead to problem gambling", but notes that there is not enough evidence to establish a casual connection.

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