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Apple Beats ‘Loot Box’ Video Game Gambling Suit for Good

Jan. 5, 2022, 3:09 PM

Apple Inc. exited a proposed class suit alleging it entices teens to gamble by acquiring “loot boxes” for games downloaded from its App Store, when a California federal court again said the plaintiffs lacked standing and didn’t raise viable claims because loot boxes aren’t illegal.

Loot boxes are digital grab bags acquired with virtual currency that’s either collected through normal game play or purchased with real money. A player doesn’t know what a loot box contains until it’s opened.

Rebecca Taylor alleged her minor son, C.T., spent his parents’ money and his own to buy the “Brawl Stars” game equivalent ...