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4: Are Children Being Ripped Off By Online Games?

Vicki and Geraldine look at the links between loot boxes and gambling. Subscribe now, rate the podcast, and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Monday morning for a new episode of ‘Tech Shock – from Parent Zone’.   Talking points: - 93% of children in the UK play online games - Loot boxes are a feature of all sorts of games, both on mobile and AAA games (the big expensive ones). - How like gambling are they, really?  - Is there an argument for legislation?  - What about coercive monetisation in gaming more generally?

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