The Belgian federal Minister of Justice Koen Geens is pleased that videogame writer EA Games has mentioned that it’ll take away the having to pay loot boxes hanging around FIFA which will adhere to the Belgian gambling legislation, and therefore follow the positioning of the Belgian
Gaming Commission. The Gaming Commission posted this file towards the Crown prosecutor’soffice of The city in 2018. Earlier, other worldwide publishers for example Activision Blizzard, Valve and 2K also complied at request from the Gaming Commission.
In the request of Minister Koen Geens, the Gaming Commission investigated various videogames, including FIFA from writer EA Games. The final outcome this analysis, as Belgian law. The loot boxes are, according to the Gaming Commission, subject to the Belgian rules on gambling and betting.
The Gaming Commission uses four parameters to asses a game of chance: the presence of a game element, a stake that can lead to a gain or a loss, and in which chance is a factor. In the case of FIFA, but also in other investigated games such as Overwatch and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, the Gaming Commission ruled that the system of loot boxes forms a game
of chance that is subject to Belgian gambling law.