Are loot boxes a form of gambling?

Gopnik

Member
Do you think that the loot boxes available in some video games (like CS:GO or any other which has them) are a type of gambling? Well, I think that they are. You have a chance to make some money with them and be on a profit but there is also a big chance that you won't win anything good and basically lose money. So, what are your thoughts on that?
 

Nova

Member
I think the loot boxes are kind of like micro transaction. I guess those who are into the luck factor tend to make the lootboxes as part of the gambling. I am not sure all people can do that effectively though. Some kind of take it as pure gaming luck. But then again if you think about it chances of acquiring those stuff while surviving makes it a bit of gambling.
 
Loot boxes are being considered gambling and a bill is being worked on in USA congress right now to get them banned or regulated. It could turn out to be messy.
 

Ash

Member
They are a sot of gambling and it is really a problem. Belgium has already started banning them so hopefully we can see more countries going against it.
 

Nova

Member
I think I remember some people making use of them to exchange the real money from the backend. So fortnite was going to make their own currency to make it work. But they didn't from what I have heard. I guess it is going to be a problem if crypto and gaming gets connected.
 
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