Ardalan Shekarabi: Loot boxes can be classified as a lottery already in 2019
Loot boxes, ie packages you can buy in games that contain random content, may be classified as a lottery in the future. According to the Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi, after reviewing the P3 News's review.
"We are working to regain control of the gaming market as soon as possible and ensure that Swedish consumer protection rules apply to all actors involved in gaming."
-Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi
There are young people who spend thousands of crowns on so-called loot boxes in games. Nevertheless, this is not covered by the lottery law - although many testify that they became addicted. Now, the minister opens for a change.
The government is working on a review of legislation in the Swedish gaming market. The goal is for a new legislation to come into force in January 2019.
Sweclockers said:Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi tells us that the phenomenon of loot boxes is being investigated by the government, and that it may be classified as a lottery in 2019.
The opportunity to buy so-called loot boxes in games has been around for a long time. With the launch of Shadow of War in 2017, a discussion was started as to whether these should be classified as a lottery or not. This culminated with Star Wars: Battlefront II, where Electronic Arts and DICE received hard criticism for the inclusion of random content packages.
Classify me as gambling in 2019 if old.FZ.se said:P3 News has reviewed Fifa series player packages that are used to build teams in Ultimate Team mode and Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi is critical. He now wants to launch an investigation that can make these systems illegal by 2019.https://www.fz.se/nyhet/275735-civilministern-vill-granska-lagstiftning-kring-lootlador