App store loot boxes allow for “predatory” gambling, lawsuit alleges


Another day, another row over whether loot boxes constitute gambling. The latest development comes as part of a fresh class action lawsuit filed in California on behalf of 100 people.

As recapped by, Californian law outlines the definition of an illegal gambling device as a machine which requires an item of value to play and doles out something of value by element of chance in return.

The lawsuit’s argument is that Apple’s own devices are gambling devices because of the apps the company makes available from the Apple App Store.

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