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New Study Finds Belgium's Loot Box Ban Is Barely Enforced

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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, 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.

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