Tag Archives: Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

DCMS undertakes consultation on loot boxes

The Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on the impact of loot boxes in video games in a bid to examine rising concerns that they may encourage problem gambling or compulsive habits. The call for evidence will gather opinions from both players and their parents or guardians in addition to ‘rigorous, high …

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YGAM calls for diverse perspectives on regulatory change

Lee Willows, founder of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has called for ‘a range of different voices’ to be included in the Experts by Experience initiatives to ensure that the programmes are ‘representative of the totality of the gambling experience’. Willows emphasised that Experts by Experience initiatives must draw upon ‘lived experiences’ to ensure that they are ‘fully-inclusive’ …

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DCMS calls for further review into loot boxes

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is due to launch a call for evidence into loot boxes, which could see the video games feature reclassified as a gambling product.  Loot boxes have been a topic of controversy in recent years, with concerns raised over whether they encourage children and younger audiences to gamble.  Loot boxes are items embedded …

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