A recent report published by a European Union research agency recommends cracking down on loot boxes in video games.
The UK government issues a call for evidence into “the impact of [videogame] loot boxes on in-game spending and gambling-like behavior.”
Another country has come around to seeing loot boxes as a form of underage gambling, with Australia taking action.
If the Royal Society for Public Health gets its way, Boris Johnson’s new government will put regulations on loot boxes similar to gambling.
With the 2019 General Election on the horizon, all of the major political parties have released their manifestos, outlining their vision for the future of the United Kingdom.
UK's Conservative party vows to review 2005 Gambling Act following December's general election with focus on loot boxes and credit card use.
Andrew Yang calls loot boxes what they are, a gambling sytem that is focused on exploiting children.
Videogame developer Valve Corp restricts sales and trading of loot box keys after discovering "worldwide fraud networks" were using keys to launder money.
UK's 2019 Young People and Gambling report shows overall decline in youth gambling but video game loot boxes are shown to presage real-money gambling.
Another voice in the U.K. is calling on stricter regulations of the video game gambling mechanic.