What did players think about Belgium’s ‘ban’ on loot boxes?

Leon Y. Xiao, Maarten Denoo

Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterConference abstract in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


This extended abstract explores the ‘limits’ of legally permitted gameplay and game production in relation to gambling-like products within video games: specifically, how the Belgian ‘ban’ on paid loot boxes has affected players’ gameplay experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Games Research Association (DiGRA) International Conference 2023 : Limits and Margins of Games
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationSevilla, España
PublisherDigital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
Publication date21 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2023


  • Game Studies
  • Gambling Mechanics
  • Loot Boxes
  • Legal Regulations
  • Player Experience


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