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Loot boxes: I blew my university savings gaming on Fifa

Loot boxes: I blew my university savings gaming on Fifa
Thursday 9
18:20 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption How one teenager spent nearly £3,000 on his "addiction" to video game loot boxes. Like many teenagers, Jonathan Peniket enjoyed buying random player "packs" to build up his team on the Fifa football video game. But when his mum was diagnosed with cancer, his spending on these packs, or "loot boxes", became - as he sees it - an addiction he couldn't control. The House of Lords Gambling Committee is calling for loot boxes, which are not currently considered to be gambling, to be regulated urgently. "I have loved video games ...

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Summary: How one teenager spent nearly £3,000 on his "addiction" to video game loot boxes.

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