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Kazara created the topic: Australia’s Victorian Regulators Consider Loot Boxes A Form Of Gambling
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One of the strategic analysts from the Compliance Division at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, working out of the state of Victoria in Australia, has responded to a request from a concerned citizen about the inclusion of premium loot boxes in full priced games, and it was stated that premium loot boxes are considered a form of gambling.

PowerUp Gaming picked up the news from a post made on Reddit that contained the e-mail response from strategic analyst, Jarrod Wolfe, from the Compliance Division in Victoria, Australia. Wolfe explained…

“My name is Jarrod Wolfe and I am the Strategic Analyst for the Compliance Division at VCGLR. I have received your correspondence in regards to gambling functionality (loot boxes) being incorporated into games.

“Your research and suppositions on the matter are correct; what occurs with “loot boxes” does constitute gambling by the definition of the Victorian Legislation. Unfortunately where the complexity arises is in jurisdiction and our powers to investigate.

“Legislation has not moved as quick as the technology; at both State and Federal level we are not necessarily equipped to determine the legality of these practices in lieu of the fact the entities responsible are overseas.”

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