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Internet: Safety

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to classify (a) video game loot boxes and (b) FIFA Ultimate Team Packs as gambling in the forthcoming Bill on online harms.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

The Government will respond to the Online Harms White Paper consultation shortly.

However, we are aware of concerns that some entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour. We have committed to review the Gambling Act 2005 to make sure it is fit for the digital age, and to tackle issues surrounding loot boxes. We will announce further details in due course.

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