EA buckles in Belgium, stops selling FIFA Points following loot box gambling pressure

January 29, 2019
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EA has announced plans to stop selling FIFA Points in Belgium following government pressure over loot boxes.

In FIFA Ultimate Team, you can spend real world money on FIFA Points, which can then be used to buy card packs.

In September 2018, the Belgian government, which had declared loot boxes to be a form of gambling because players don’t know exactly which items a box may contain when buying one, launched a criminal investigation into EA after the publisher refused to modify FIFA’s randomised card pack loot boxes in order to comply with the country’s gambling laws.

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