1. Armenius

    Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes

    Over the past few days the Federal Trade Commission has been holding panels with industry representatives and consumer advocates to discuss the issues with loot boxes and potential solutions to consumer concerns. During one panel, several game companies represented by the Entertainment Software...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Online Casino Group Leaks User Information

    Last year, an exposed ElasticSearch server reportedly leaked data on nearly 57 Million U.S. citizens. ElasticSearch servers aren't supposed to be exposed to the web, especially if they don't have a password, and the security researcher warned that exposed servers like that are a significant...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    UK Gambling Commission Clarifies Position on Lootboxes and Skins

    The legality of lootboxes has been brought into question in recent years, and legislators around the world are starting to tackle it. While the UK Gambling Commission previously said that lootboxes aren't a problem, a report released last week led some media outlets to believe that the...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    WinStar Sponsors eSports Club

    Marking "the first time that a U.S. esports organization has designated a casino as its official sponsor," VentureBeat reports that WinStar World Casino and Resort is sponsoring the esports club Complexity Gaming. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones currently owns Complexity Gaming, and the CEO of...
  5. cageymaru

    Australian Research Finds That Opening Loot Boxes Is Equivalent to Gambling

    The Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee (ECRC) has released the results of a survey conducted on 7,000 gamers to see if there is a connection between gambling and loot boxes. The researchers found that loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling, although they are...