Should Video Game Gambling Be Regulated?

A gaming community backlash over the new Star Wars video game has led to international inquiries into how the gaming industry is implementing gambling-like tactics to keep players addicted, using their own money for in-game progression. Authorities from Belgium, the US, Hawaii and Australia have begun to look into possible legislation to regulate the gambling features of these games.

The Daily was joined by Dr. Sally Gainsbury, Deputy Director of The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney to discuss gambling in video games.

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