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User Info: TomorrowDog

TomorrowDog
2 weeks ago#1
http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/news/2017/Loot-boxes-within-video-games.aspx

Weird, the armchair analysts on here told me it was 100% obvious gambling and some handpicked sources that they read on the internet verified it and thus there was no question or argument.

I guess the UK gambling commission doesn't count since it doesn't fit the verified position of board 261's armchair analysis committee.
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User Info: mrplainswalker

mrplainswalker
2 weeks ago#2
It's nice to see a government getting something right.
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User Info: Carmelo

Carmelo
2 weeks ago#3
However, many parents are not interested in whether an activity meets a legal definition of ‘gambling’. Their main concern is whether there is a product out there that could present a risk to their children. We are concerned with the growth in examples where the line between video gaming and gambling is becoming increasingly blurred. Where it does meet the definition of gambling it is our job to ensure that children are protected and we have lots of rules in place, like age verification requirements, to do that.


sounds to me like they know it doesn’t fit the narrow existing definition of “gambling” but they also know it’s bulls*** at the same time

User Info: Ryugai

Ryugai
2 weeks ago#4
Conservatives are so insistent on defending every piece of s*** practice that they're loot box defenders now?

User Info: wah_wah_wah

wah_wah_wah
2 weeks ago#5
Loot boxes are not gambling but I do think consumers need to have an expected retail value of what they're getting. I don't think a business should get away with selling a loot box and the consumer opens it and it is poop

User Info: mrplainswalker

mrplainswalker
2 weeks ago#6
Carmelo posted...
sounds to me like they know it doesn’t fit the narrow existing definition of “gambling” but they also know it’s bulls*** at the same time


Which is no different than anything else that kids spend money on when they have it.
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User Info: TomorrowDog

TomorrowDog
2 weeks ago#7
Carmelo posted...
they also know it’s bulls*** at the same time

I agree with that. At the very minimum, publishing the probabilities should be mandatory so people know the chance of what they're after and if its remotely feasible.
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User Info: Genericgamer667

Genericgamer667
2 weeks ago#8
so they are right and the other countries are wrong?
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User Info: Genericgamer667

Genericgamer667
2 weeks ago#9
TomorrowDog posted...
Carmelo posted...
they also know it’s bulls*** at the same time

I agree with that. At the very minimum, publishing the probabilities should be mandatory so people know the chance of what they're after and if its remotely feasible.


that's exactly what Japan forces these people to do
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User Info: Carmelo

Carmelo
2 weeks ago#10
wah_wah_wah posted...
Loot boxes are not gambling but I do think consumers need to have an expected retail value of what they're getting. I don't think a business should get away with selling a loot box and the consumer opens it and it is poop


they absolutely are gambling, but just not within the narrow definition of gambling where the reward is a finite amount of cold hard cash. Digital goods absolutely have value but it’s hard to fit a definition of that value into the existing definition of gambling that was made before digital goods even existed
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