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Parents Say Apple, Google ‘Loot Boxes’ Encourage Gambling

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Parents Say Apple, Google ‘Loot Boxes’ Encourage Gambling

Law360 (June 15, 2020, 5:25 PM EDT) — Apple and Google rely on creating addictive behavior to generate billions of dollars in revenue with free games that offer surprise in-game purchases called “loot boxes” that entice children to gamble real money for enhanced gameplay, according to a pair of class actions filed Friday in California federal court.

Over the last four years, Apple’s App Store and Google Play have brought in billions of dollars even though the vast majority of their games are free to download, because they entice consumers, including children and teenagers, to buy surprise loot boxes for the chance to receive rare virtual items in their…

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