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Children’s Commissioner calls for loot boxes to be classified as gambling

22nd October 2019 7:32 am GMT

The Children’s Commissioner for England has urged the government to amend the country’s Gambling Act and classify loot boxes in games as gambling.

The Commissioner commissioned a new report by research firm Revealing Reality to look at the experiences of children, who play games online such as FIFA, Fortnite and Roblox, to inform policy recommendations.

The report shows how children enjoy playing online and how gaming can help them to build strategic, [...]

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