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    Loot Boxes Are Now Illegal, What's This Mean For Strongboxes?

    Now that loot boxes are officially illegal in Belgium & The Netherlands (source) and with Sweden and Germany looking in to doing the same (source), what's this going to mean for strongboxes and essentially the #1 biggest income stream for Entropia?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jambon View Post
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    Now that loot boxes are officially illegal in Belgium & The Netherlands (source) and with Sweden and Germany looking in to doing the same (source), what's this going to mean for strongboxes and essentially the #1 biggest income stream for Entropia?
    whilst i hope not, i think it might be blocked in those countries until the rest of the world decides.

    but when they say buying something and hoping for a certain outcome is gambling, then having high demand rings inside does fall into that rule.

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    I think what really did it was the skins gambling and the high values some of them get on the steam market place.

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    I dont see our loot boxes as gambling at all because you don't loose you just have a chance to get more.
    Still trying to figure this game out after 14 years.

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    U.s. can't buy deep token. ... different rulez for each country

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexDameon View Post
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    I dont see our loot boxes as gambling at all because you don't loose you just have a chance to get more.
    the chance to get more = gambling

    quote from Dutch case
    "Specifically, the awards within the loot boxes could be traded outside of the game for cash giving them market value. Therefore, the MT systems constituted gambling similar to a slot machine.

    Even though the games themselves do not facilitate the exchange of loot box prizes, the fact that they can be traded outside is enough to charge the game makers with “offering this type of game of chance to Dutch players without a license.” Game makers have until June 20 to pull or alter their loot box systems."

    It seems UK and USA (minus hawaii) are not banning them atm

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    whilst i hope not, i think it might be blocked in those countries until the rest of the world decides.

    but when they say buying something and hoping for a certain outcome is gambling, then having high demand rings inside does fall into that rule.
    Well I guess the argument could be made that by depositing, buying ammo, and hunting, could be considered the same form of gambling as we are also hoping for a certain outcome as a result of our purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexDameon View Post
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    I dont see our loot boxes as gambling at all because you don't loose you just have a chance to get more.
    I dont see our loot boxes as gambling at all because you don't... actually have any chances except maybe to get what you put in.

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    This is a perfect excuse for Mindark to shut down Compet.

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    By the logic currently en vogue, if I travel to Patagonia hoping to obtain knowledge of it and perhaps write some travel reviews that would let me earn more than I spent, I'm gambling.

    Therefore, travel to Patagonia must be banned.

    Of course, this is reductio ad absurdum but you can't find absurd in a thing if it isn't there.

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