The diatribe between loot box e gamble it really seems to never end. Many times we have talked about how the prize funds are considered by many to be dangerous because, as well as gambling, it could lead to a real dependence.
A recent study dell 'Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee confirmed the thing, analyzing the behavior of 7.400 gamers, coming to the conclusion that the prize funds are based on psychologically common mechanisms to those of gambling, bringing the players to the gambling addiction.
These results confirm what scholars have been saying for some time, namely that the prize funds are psychologically similar to gambling: spending large amounts of money in premium funds can be associated with spending problems related to other forms of gambling.
In addition to this there would seem to be a real link between those who already have gambling problems and loot boxes: the former would be more inclined to spend large sums of money in premium boxes, and vice versa who spends a lot of money in loot boxes would have more possibility of incurring ludopathy.
For this reason scholars propose to prohibit games with prize funds for children under eighteen, with explicit information on the cover of the presence of "gamble"