Gambling: Video Games

(asked on 11th June 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward regulatory proposals on Loot Boxes in response to the Loot Box consultation in 2020.


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Caroline Dinenage Portrait
Caroline Dinenage
This question was answered on 18th June 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched a call for evidence in September 2020 to examine issues and concerns relating to loot boxes. The call for evidence closed in November 2020 and we received more than 30,000 responses.

We continue to evaluate the full scope of the evidence gathered from responses to the call for evidence. Possible solutions, preferred actions, and a summary of the findings from the evidence, including considerations around regulatory proposals, will be set out in the Government’s response to the call for evidence. The response will be published in the coming months.

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