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Legislation Proposed in Hawaii to Limit Sale of Loot Boxes

Lawmakers in Hawaii have proposed a series of bills that target the sale of loot boxes in video games.

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports the legislation aims to address potentially exploitative monetization like loot boxes which can lead to players harboring gambling addictions.

Two of the bills, if passed, will stop sales of games in which players under the age of 21 can use real money to buy randomized rewards. How exactly this could be regulated is not clear.

Another set of bills would see games with purchasable loot boxes or other random rewards feature labels to disclose as such as well as display the probability rates for prizes.

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Lawmakers in Hawaii have proposed a series of bills that target the sale of loot boxes in video games.

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports the legislation aims to address potentially exploitative monetization like loot boxes which can lead to players harboring gambling addictions.

Two of the bills, if passed, will stop sales of games in which players under the age of 21 can use real money to buy randomized rewards. How exactly this could be regulated is not clear.

Another set of bills would see games with purchasable loot boxes or other random rewards feature labels to disclose as such as well as display the probability rates for prizes.

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