On the 30th, six members of the Dutch House of Representatives issued a statement calling for the prohibition of probability-type item sales. The statement has all four members of the Dutch alliance party, and it is significant in that it has gathered meaningless progress, conservative, and the ruling party.
In a statement, they said, The probability-type item provided to children and adolescents in video games is a form of gambling, he said. The justification explained the justification and revealed the necessity of the investigation and revision of the law.
In addition, they cited Belgium as an example, calling for consumer groups in 18 European countries to join the probability-type item regulation. In 2018, the Belgian Gambling Committee ruled that the probability-type item violated the gambling law, and game companies deleted or withdrew the game.
In fact, at the same time, there was a similar movement in the Netherlands. In 2018, the Dutch Gambling Management Committee said, It has a design and mechanism similar to gambling games such as slot machines and roulette, foretelling strong sanctions on probabilistic items, which is the Dutch game regulatory authorities and EA It led to a lawsuit related to probability-type items. In the first trial, the Dutch court sentenced EA to a fine of 10 million euros (current exchange rate of about 13.5 billion won).
The statement, which was published in a situation where the randomly unprecedented item restrictions in the Netherlands are temporarily solved, are likely to have a big and small impact on public opinion in the Netherlands. In addition, due to the characteristics of the Dutch legislative ministry, which is only for legal proposal and revision of the House of Representatives, it is also expected to be enacted.