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Links Between Loot Boxes and Problem Gambling ‘Robustly Verified’ in New Report

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A new report from researchers at the universities of Plymouth and Wolverhampton have discovered that loot boxes “are structurally and psychologically akin to gambling.”

As reported by BBC, this new research was commissioned by the GambleAware charity, and some of the results discovered include the following;

  • Of the 93% of children who play video games, up to 40% opened loot boxes
  • About 5% of gamers generate half the entire revenue from the boxes
  • Twelve out of 13 studies on the…

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Written by: Adam Bankhurst


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