What are video game loot boxes and do they encourage gambling?

19th March, 2021    |    By  ABC    |     837

Loot boxes are a feature of computer games that allow users to obtain hidden goods that can help them get to higher levels or add features to their online character. But the contents of a loot box are unknown to the user until they open it. Some might call that a surprise, others call it gambling. Particularly when you consider that players can now use real money to buy loot boxes to help them get to higher levels sooner.

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