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(UK) Ban children from gambling in games, MPs say

(UK) Ban youngsters from playing in video games, MPs say

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  1. there is also a UK parliament petition running at the moment to [Broaden gambling’s legal definition to include loot boxes](https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/268116)

  2. Gambling in games should be restricted to Mature ratings only and if there is actual currency involved then there needs to be a form of age verification in place just like real gambling in real life. If I had to wait til I was 18 to buy my first scratch off ticket then kids should have to do the same. Gambling with real money for anything that is an in game asset should be outright illegal anyways but age verification at the very least.

  3. In a casino i can actually have a chance at winning something with some tangible value, these video game companies have somehow worked out how to trick kids into gambling but without any of the upsides of gambling. casino owners everywhere can merely Silavate at the though of pulling off such a heist.

  4. Just ban loot boxes completely. They are a plague on gaming. Some adults have no resistance to these things.

  5. No more dragon quest 8 casino

  6. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49661870) reduced by 88%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Some had been "Wilfully obtuse" in answering questions about game-play, which MPs needed to know in order to better understand how players engaged with games.

    > Mr Collins said the games industry should contribute financially towards independent research into the long-term effects of gaming.

    > "Loot boxes are particularly lucrative for games companies but come at a high cost, particularly for problem gamblers, while exposing children to potential harm," Mr Collins said.

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  7. cannot hold them responsible for hacking the boxes and making a lot of money , they are playing a game and that is part of the way they want to play.

  8. Wowoew fuck off now.

    Pazack and single player gambleing is fine. Its only these crates, drops, multiplyer skins snd new guns/items that causes the problem

  9. Also UK, we will make people free by banning them from doing things. Yeah thats an oxymoron.

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