Neil McArthur, britanske komisije za kockanje, kaže da FIFA-ini paketi i kutije za plen ne kockaju se

Čini se da izvršni direktor Komisije za kockanje u Velikoj Britaniji Neil McArthur ne vidi FIFA-ine pakete i plijen kao oblik kockanja. Dva nova izvješća bacaju svjetlo upravo na ovu situaciju, u kojoj su riječi McArthur i još jedan član britanske komisije za kockanje po tom pitanju.

Prije svega BBC.com (archive.is) reported the following information that touches on how the U.K. gambling watchdog does not currently oversee the purchase of in-game content like FIFA player packs and video game loot-boxes since there is no official way to “monetize what is inside them.”

Britanska radiodifuzna korporacija ponavlja da je kupovina i prodaja sadržaja u igri putem neovlaštenih web stranica trećih strana, što je direktor programa britanske komisije za kockanje, Brad Enright, priznao da je Electronic Arts - onaj preko FIFA— faced “a constant battle” against unauthorized secondary markets.

Enright noted, “There is unquestionably a demand for a secondary market.” Despite that though, speaking at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport select committee, McArthur added that under current legislation FIFA paketi i kutije ne spadaju u kockanje:

“There are other examples of things that look and feel like gambling that legislation tells you are not – [such as] some prize competitions but because they have free play or free entry they are not gambling… but they are a lot like a lottery.”

Drugo mjesto za publikaciju yogonet.com relays more of McArthur’s words and Enright’s thoughts on the ever-growing MTX epidemic.

The website in question says McArthur shares concern about loot-boxes in video games but sheepishly notes that the current law makes it hard to “define” FIFA paketi i kutije za plijene kao kockanje:

“The Gambling Act tells us that gambling means playing a game of chance for a prize, and you can certainly see circumstances where a loot box might fall within that definition, but where things become a bit more complicated are when one looks at the definition of prize, and prize is defined as being money or money’s worth. What that means is that the prize must mean something that is equivalent to money.”

The report’s third to last paragraph details how the pair (McArthur, and Enright) indicated that the commission had taken action “over more than 20 skin betting sites” in the last four years or so.

Pa što to sve znači? To znači da su web lokacije za klađenje McArthur, Enright i britanska Komisija za kockanje problem, FIFA paketi i kutije za plijen - prema postojećem zakonodavstvu, ne klasificiraju se kao kockanje.