Video game loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling

  title={Video game loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling},
  author={A. Drummond and James D. Sauer},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
  • A. Drummond, James D. Sauer
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Human Behaviour
  • Video games are increasingly exposing young players to randomized in-game reward mechanisms, purchasable for real money — so-called loot boxes. Do loot boxes constitute a form of gambling? 
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