Loot Box Mechanics in the Legal and Islamic Perspective

By: Yudistira Adipratama, S.H., LL.M. and Mohamad Rafi Andiansyah, S.H. 

Date: June 20, 2024


Loot boxes have become a ubiquitous feature in modern video games, but their growing prevalence has raised significant legal and religious concerns. In this advisory, our team delves into the complexities surrounding loot box mechanics, examining their similarities to gambling, potential for addiction, and the various regulatory approaches taken by different jurisdictions. We also explore the Islamic perspective on loot boxes, analyzing their permissibility under the principles of Sharia law. As the debate surrounding loot boxes continues to evolve, it is crucial for stakeholders in the gaming industry to stay informed about the legal and religious implications of this controversial monetization strategy. Click here to access the advisory.

Publishing Partner: ELN

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