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US – IAGR survey shows 80 per cent have concerns over confluence of gambling and gaming

The International Association of Gaming Regulators’ (IAGR) report Gambling and gaming – blurred lines was recently released, revealing global concerns about emerging forms of gambling. The report found social gaming, skins betting, loot boxes and esports betting have become increasingly prevalent internationally with regulators from across the world receiving complaints from consumers. IAGR President, Paul…

UK – Gambling Business Group urges DCMS to act on gaming regulation

Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the cross sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has called on the government to create a new organisation dedicated to the regulation of time loot boxes and skins, the in- video game cosmetics which change the appearance of weapons or characters. Frequently utilised as virtual currency for betting, skins…

UK – Survey says loot boxes should be classed as gambling

Video game manufacturers continue to face criticism over loot boxes, which can be bought with real money to be used within games and contain randomised prizes. According to a survey by Live Casino Comparer, 60 per cent of British people believe that loot boxes should be regulated as gambling. The controversy over loot boxes began…