Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (JD Supra Netherlands)
Netherlands Declares Certain Loot Boxes Gambling; Warns of Coming Enforcements
As we have previously reported, the subject of loot boxes has received increasing scrutiny around the world. In one of the most recent pronouncements, the Dutch Gambling Authority (the “Authority”) declared the loot box mechanics used in a number of games to be illegal gambling and warned that it will begin enforcement actions as of June 20, 2018. It also indicated that the Authority is in close...