The Government’s response emphasises that the results from the call for evidence will be considered alongside the review of the Gambling Act 2005, and “the Government stands ready to take action should the outcomes of the call for evidence support taking a new approach to ensure users, and particularly young people, are protected” https://www.onlinecasinoluxembourg.com/testberichte/no-bonus-casino/.
There is academic research which proves that there is a connection, though not necessarily a causal link, between loot box spending and problem gambling. We echo the conclusions of the Children’s Commissioner’s report, that if a product looks like gambling and feels like gambling, it should be regulated as gambling. We also agree with the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s recommendation that loot boxes should be regulated as a game of chance.
We recommend that Ministers should make regulations under section 6(6) of the Gambling Act 2005 specifying that loot boxes and any other similar games are games of chance, without waiting for the Government’s wider review of the Gambling Act.