Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hawaii Introduced Bills Prohibiting The Sale Of Loot Boxes To Anyone Under 21

[Mortal Kombat Voice] IT HAS BEGUN!!!! [/Mortal Kombat Voice]

The bills highlight a common mechanism referred to as “loot boxes,” wherein players can use real money to purchase an in-game “box” of items. The contents of the box are randomized, with some items being much rarer than others, and cannot be revealed until the box is purchased. One pair of bills, House Bill 2686 and Senate Bill 3024, would prohibit the sale of any game featuring a system wherein players can purchase a randomized reward using real money to anyone younger than 21 years old.