19 Jun 2018

Are video games introducing teenagers to gambling?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 19 June 2018

Countries around the world are cracking down on the legal status of video game "loot boxes" - randomised in-game rewards which give players advantages and are purchased with real money. Lots of the games target teenagers - and some countries have banned them for meeting the criteria to be defined as gambling - but so far New Zealand hasn't been part of that discussion. Dr Aaron Drummond from Massey University today published a paper looking at loot boxes

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