Loot boxing bout: how Star Wars and Kinder Eggs kicked off a gambling debate

With the UK government set to delve into the relationship between gambling and loot boxes, EGR investigates the heavily youth-marketed vertical

On Monday 8 June, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that it would explore the impact of loot boxes in relation to gambling-like behaviour and the dangers the practice posed to children, with a potential ban in the offing. In the era when an individual is labelled either an absolutist or…

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