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Belgian Gaming Commission

The Belgian Gaming Commission, also simply The Commission, reports to the Federal Public Service for Justice making it a deeply embedded part of the Belgian judicial and governmental system not a lip service organisation. This can be seen proactively and decisively in which they have addressed all form of gambling in Belgium, including online casinos, loot boxes and poker.

Gambling Regulation

Initially, The Commission banned all games of chance at online gambling sites, under the Gambling Act of 7 May 1999, however it recognised how this merely opened the door to unregulated gambling and amended it with the Act of January 2010 which allowed it to channel online gambling through approved and regulated channels by means of licencing.

In a landmark move to protect children from the abusive nature of the loot boxes so aggressively marketed by many gaming companies such as Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Valve and 2K The Commission banned them and refused to allow games such as FIFA to be sold in Belgium unless drastic changes were made to the monetisation system.

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