Video game loot boxes addictive and a form of ‘simulated gambling’, Senate inquiry told

Australian psychiatrists and researchers have called for greater regulation of video games that encourage players to purchase chance-based items, also known as loot boxes, likening them to poker machines and warning they can lead to overspending. A Senate inquiry, which was moved by the Greens senator Jordon Steele-John and passed unanimously by the Senate in […]

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