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Kazara created the topic: Washington State Senator Proposes Bill To Weigh If Loot-Boxes Are Gambling
www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/01/washington-state-senator-proposes-bill-to-weigh-if-loot-boxes-are-gambling/49995/

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The news about loot-boxes across several outlets have cool downed compared to last year when Forza Motorsport 7 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 were launching. Yet it seems that politicians are still trying to weigh in on the aftermath of the loot-box fiasco, which includes that of a Washington state senator’s newly introduced bill that determines whether loot-boxes are gambling.

In recent news that comes in by gamesindustry.biz, a Washington state senator has introduced a bill to define whether or not the “mechanic” or “feature” known as loot-boxes in games is gambling.

The publication site makes mention that the Washington Gambling Commission is aware of loot-boxes, however it has not made it public if its for or against said digitaL service mechanic.

Government bodies indifferent or sitting on the fence might be swayed sometime soon due to Kevin Ranker, a Democratic state senator for Orcas Island, pushing Washington officials and game publisher/developers to reach a decisive conclusion on loot-boxes.

Ranker is quoted by the publication site by saying:

“What the bill says is, ‘Industry, state: sit down to figure out the best way to regulate this'”.


“It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something.”

And the Deep State whispered to Trump “You can’t withstand the storm,” to which Trump whispered back, “I am the storm.”

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