Netherlands Gaming Authority says certain loot boxes contravene gaming laws

Netherlands Gaming Authority says certain loot boxes contravene gaming laws

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THE HAGUE, April 19 2018 – A study by the Netherlands Gaming Authority has revealed that four of the ten loot boxes that were studied contravene the Betting and Gaming Act (Wet op de kansspelen, Wok). The reason is that the content of these loot boxes is determined by chance and that the prizes to be won can be traded outside of the game: the prizes have a market value. Offering this type of game of chance to Dutch players without a licence is prohibited. Moreover, the analyses that are currently available indicate that all of the loot boxes that were studied could be addictive. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has reached this conclusion in its ‘Study of loot boxes | Treasure or a burden'. As a result, the supervisory body is calling on the games sector to modify all games before mid-June. 

 

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