Are Loot Boxes Gambling? And Should It Be Regulated As Such?

Loot boxes are a popular feature in many games these days, but are they gambling? Even though money is not being won from investing in boxes.

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Razzer303d ago (Edited 303d ago )

The risk isn't that you will lose your money and get nothing in return so no, buying a loot box is not gambling. Equating this to alcohol and "actual gambling" (your words!) is silly. Government regulation of loot boxes is beyond ridiculous.

As far as children are concerned. As you pointed out, there are these people called.....parents. It is there job, no one else's.

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opinionated303d ago

It isn't casino odds lmao. Not even close. Regulations would do nothing. That's one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.

FullmetalRoyale302d ago (Edited 302d ago )

No worse than a gumball machine. It's up to the consumer whether or not they want to buy them. You're a kid looking at all of the different colored gumballs. Maybe you really want that red, or that blue. You put your quarter in and get a yellow. Either put in another quarter, or be happy with what you got.

Ugh. Freakin' yellow gumballs....

HyperMouse301d ago

It appeals to the same emotions gambling does, here's a thing take away MT's to buy them then its fine, but that wont happen will it because they are relying on that i might get the jackpot next time feeling to tap into your wallet, and that is the reason it IS like gambling,