Back in 2018, the Belgium Gambling Commission found that loot boxes were a form of gambling and recommended criminal prosecution against developers and publishers who implement them in their games.
However, a new study found that Belgium's ban is functionally not enforced. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, a study from loot box scholar Leon Y.
Xiao found that the law has been unevenly and ineffectively implemented. The study claims that 82% of the highest-grossing iPhone titles in Belgium have loot box implementation.
It goes on to claim that the ban gives parents and policymakers a «false sense of security.» In addition, the study emphasizes that the technical measures undertaken to prevent loot box purchasing in Belgium are easily circumvented by savvy players.Read more on gamespot.com