An Australian House of Representatives committee has called for the country’s government to introduce new restrictions on loot boxes in video games in order to better protect children and young people from gambling-related harm.
The Swedish authorities may consider new restrictions on loot boxes, after the government submitted a report that warned of the video game feature's potential risks for children and the vulnerable to the country's Gaming Market Commission (Spelmarknadsutredningen).
The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on the UK Government to introduce tighter laws to help protect children when gaming online after a new report found some youngsters are spending hundreds of pounds on in-game purchases via so-called loot boxes.
A Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) committee has called on the UK Government to regulate video game loot boxes under the 2005 Gambling Act in order to help protect children from potential gambling-related harm.
Washington State-based tribal casino operator the Quinault Indian Nation has accused Valve Corporation of facilitating illegal gambling on its online video games distribution platform Steam in a new lawsuit.
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has successfully petitioned the country’s telecommunications providers to block access to 25 unlicensed gaming websites, including 15 skin betting domains.
A bill from New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions.
The Labour Party is to demand mandatory limits on player spending, staking and speed of play for online gaming as part of a root-and-branch overhaul of igaming regulation in England, Scotland and Wales.