Loot Crates and Tokens: Games, Stop Acting like Casinos
2017 saw the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, and as a result loot box, token economies, and gambling vs gaming controversies have come into prominence. Regulators, advocacy groups, and the media have all picked up on the "real money" realities and consequences of modern games, microtransactions, and in-game economies. Learn how gambling, lottery, and even sweepstakes regulations apply to games, and what gamers and developers should do to avoid being trapped in game-casinos.
Ryan Black [Partner / Co-Chair / IT, McMillan LLP], Matt Dobill [Associate Attorney, Morrison & Lee LLP], Angelo Alcid [Attorney, Ludic Legal], Colin Sullivan [Head of Legal, Patreon], Joel Liu [Managing Attorney, Joel Liu]