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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to conduct an investigation into the impact loot boxes in video games have on (1) underage gambling, and (2) instances of gambling related harm. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL11957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Where gambling facilities are offered, operators must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and have controls in place to prevent underage gambling.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour and longer term lead to gambling related harm, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue. We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission, along with 16 other regulators from Europe and the USA signed a declaration which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3318
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
1082106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) of the increased use loot boxes in and (b) other aspects of video games on levels of gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 228664 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can take action where it needs to address emerging risks. We meet regularly with the Gambling Commission and the games industry to discuss a range of issues including concerns around the potential for convergence between gambling and video games.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour or participation in gambling and in the longer term lead to gambling related harm. Our assessment to date is that, while participation rates in gambling are stable, we will continue to look closely at any new evidence around these issues, and in particular where there is evidence of harm.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Gambling Commission, along with 15 other regulators from Europe and the USA, have agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling. They will also work to raise parental and consumer awareness.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
228663 more like this
228667 more like this
228668 more like this
228669 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:35:59.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:35:59.907Z
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4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1082111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on (a) the use of loot boxes in video games and (b) concerns that those features encourage gambling behaviour. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 228668 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can take action where it needs to address emerging risks. We meet regularly with the Gambling Commission and the games industry to discuss a range of issues including concerns around the potential for convergence between gambling and video games.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour or participation in gambling and in the longer term lead to gambling related harm. Our assessment to date is that, while participation rates in gambling are stable, we will continue to look closely at any new evidence around these issues, and in particular where there is evidence of harm.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Gambling Commission, along with 15 other regulators from Europe and the USA, have agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling. They will also work to raise parental and consumer awareness.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
228663 more like this
228664 more like this
228667 more like this
228669 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:36:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:36:00.017Z
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4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1017368
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) Belgium's decision to ban loot boxes in online games, and (2) the social impact adopting a similar policy would have on reducing gambling related harm in the UK. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL11928 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can take action where it needs to address emerging risks.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission published a declaration signed by 16 gambling regulators, which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:06:06.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:06:06.9Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3318
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
1092451
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) ban loot boxes in online games, and (2) regulate such loot boxes through the Gambling Commission. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL14706 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. The Government has no plans to ban loot boxes, or to amend Gambling Commission’s powers in relation to loot boxes. However, the Government is aware of concerns that entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue.</p><p>The Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can take action where it needs to address emerging risks.</p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission, along with 15 other regulators from Europe and the USA, agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling. They will also work to raise parental and consumer awareness.</p><p>We welcome the introduction last year by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:05:46.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:05:46.093Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this