In correlation to a recent submission made by IGEA concerning the parliamentary inquiry into ‘gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items’, IGEA has since supplied further supplementary material supporting their submissions.
The original inquiry set out to question the potential harmful nature of micro-transactions for chance-based items, or “loot box’s”, this includes;
- whether the purchase of chance-based items, combined with the ability to monetise these items on third-party platforms, constitutes a form of gambling; and
- the adequacy of the current consumer protection and regulatory framework for in-game micro transactions for chance-based items, including international comparisons, age requirements and disclosure of odds.
An additional submission was made and heard by the Committee from Dr’s David Zendle and Dr Paul Cairns last month, in response to which IGEA requested to supply the new supplementary submission to the inquiry based on the testimony given by Dr’s Zendle and Cairns.
You can read the recent submission here.