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e-Sports - New Bills Look To Regulate The Buying And Selling Of Games With Loot Boxes In Hawaii

Thursday, February 15, 2018  
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e-Sports - New Bills Look To Regulate The Buying And Selling Of Games With Loot Boxes In Hawaii


Four new bills recently introduces may change the way video games with loot box mechanics are bought and sold in Hawaii, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reports.

The first set of bills, House Bill 2727 and Senate Bill 3025, would require video game publishers to prominently label a game with loot boxes – similar to how the tobacco industry has to display the risks of smoking on cigarette packaging and advertising.

The second set of bills, House Bill 2686 and Senate Bill 3024, go one step further, looking to prohibit the sales of games with loot boxes to anyone under the age of 21 – the current minimum age to gamble in the state.  Click here to read more.


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