Regulate loot box gambling mechanics in the video game industry in the United States

Regulate loot box gambling mechanics in the video game industry in the United States

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Alejandro Eros started this petition to FTC and

Loot boxes in video games are exposing children and teens to gambling.
For years, video game companies like EA games and Activision have implemented gambling mechanics. In exchange for real-life currency, a player can buy the chance for a virtual object or upgrade to their game. Known by many names, such as loot boxes or packs, these are game mechanics that involve micro transactions of real-life currency. These opportunities of chance are addictive and have often been costly for players. They represent a massive source of revenue for the game companies. The bottom line is that the use of these loot boxes promotes underage gambling and is extortion of an impressionable demographic.

It should be the responsibility of the creators of these games to stop the promotion of gambling to young people, and they should be held accountable. However, this is not a petition for justice against untouchable corporations like EA, but rather, this petition is for federal legislation to regulate or ban loot boxes so they won’t be accessible to underage children and teens. Other countries’ governments have already taken action against loot boxes, and we believe the United States should have already done the same. At the very least, the ESRB rating for games with the loot box feature should fit the legal age restrictions of American state laws, so that children are not exposed to gambling.

If you think children should not be exposed to the risk of a gambling addiction, sign this petition. If you think it is unjust for corporations to take advantage of children and their parents wallets, sign this petition.

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