Back in 2018, Belgium declared loot boxes in games were a form of gambling and therefore illegal, but it appears this law isn’t being enforced.
Despite the ban, paid loot boxes remained widespread in the top 100 grossing iPhone games in Belgium from 2021, with 82 percent including some form of random monetisation mechanic.
Loot box researcher Leon Y Xiao has written a report stating the country’s gambling law regulation of video game loot boxes has been ineffective, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.
Blizzard’s Diablo Immortal was not sold in Belgium or the Netherlands owing to their laws on loot boxes.
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