Recently IGEA made a submission and appeared at the hearing for an inquiry from the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee on the subject of Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items.
An additional submission was made and heard by the Committee from Dr’s Zendle and Cairns on 17 September, the day the Committee was actually due to deliver the report. As such, IGEA requested that we be allowed to provide a supplementary submission to the inquiry based on the testimony given by Dr’s Zendle and Cairns. You can read our supplementary submission here.
We are pleased we had the opportunity to provide a right of reply, given the fact that Dr’s Zendle and Cairns also cautioned the Committee that their own research does not provide evidence that loot boxes lead to problem gambling behaviour.
The report will now be delivered on 17 October 2018.