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Report: EU should tackle loot boxes through consumer protection legislation

Loot boxes have proved rather resilient in the face of attempts by the EU authorities to regulate them through gambling legislation. In the countries that classified loot boxed as a gambling mechanic, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, publishers simply made the in-game currency unavailable while keeping it elsewhere.

At the European scale, legal frameworks are just “not sufficiently harmonised” between EU member states to make the gambling approach universally effective.