The Tricky Issue of Loot Box Legality

Purchasing loot boxes in a game can have a lot in common with gambling. We put in real money, get a random reward, and sometimes go way too far trying to get a win. But while legislative efforts to protect consumers from the hazards of loot boxes may come from a well-intentioned place, they may also have unintended consequences. In this video, Extra Credits gets into just how dire those consequences could be if broadly defined legislation (like that which is currently being looked at in Hawaii) goes forward.

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