German state lottery operator urges country to follow UK's loot box regulations
Axel Weber from the North-Rhine Westphalia’s state lottery operator WestLotto has suggested that Germany should look to the UK as an example and introduce guidelines on loot box usage in video games
Axel Weber, Head of Responsible Gambling at WestLotto, North-Rhine Westphalia's state lottery operator, has called for Germany to consider introducing guidelines similar to the UK for the use of loot boxes in video games.
Weber suggested a need for discussions among politicians, scientists, and industry stakeholders on the matter.
His comments come in light of the guidelines recently issued by UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), recommending that loot boxes be age-restricted to over 18s and entirely unavailable to minors unless enabled by a parent or guardian.