New Zealand Finds That Loot Boxes Aren’t Legally Considered Gambling

There is an ongoing debate right now regarding loot boxes and microtransactions in video games. Some feel that because there is no guarantee of what you’ll get in a loot box that when you pay money for it, it is constituted as gambling. However not everyone feels that way, such as New Zealand’s own gambling regulator.

Speaking to Gamasutra, New Zealand’s Gambling Compliance office of its Department of Internal Affairs said that, “the Department is of the view that loot boxes do not...

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