If you live in Belgium you might have noticed that you cannot buy any type of loot box with a random generated prize. This is because under their gambling laws you cannot purchase online random prizes. This has happened in game such as Fifa for their packs , and Overwatch for their loot boxes . This does not happen in games like Fortnite because what you are getting is a guaranteed.
The President of Belgium has said that this will effect the mental health of the younger community . The President of Belgium has also denounced EA’s Fifa 18 for encouraging children to gamble. EA’s spokesperson responded to the denunciation with “We strongly believe that our games are developed and implemented very ethically and lawfully around the world, and we take these responsibilities very seriously,”.
A US politician by the name of Chris Lee also denounced loot boxes specifically the ones in Star Wars Battle Front 2. He called The Game “A Star Wars themed online casino designed to lure kids into spending money.”.
This concept is an interesting dilemma on which leaders must take a personal position to decide if they would like to ban it or not. At the moment most country’s do not see it as a bad thing.