Please note that log in for BLAW products will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, February 5th from approximately 4 AM to 5 AM EST.
Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Apple Video Game Loot Box Gambling Appeal Voluntarily Dropped

Aug. 10, 2022, 7:49 PM

A parent who alleged Apple Inc. entices teens to gamble by acquiring loot boxes for games downloaded from its App Store has dropped her appeal that followed dismissal of a proposed class suit, according to a filing in the Ninth Circuit.

Rebecca Taylor alleged her minor son, C.T., spent his parents’ money and his own to buy the “Brawl Stars” game equivalent of loot boxes after downloading the online battle arena game onto an iPhone and iPad.

Loot boxes are digital grab bags acquired with virtual currency that’s either collected through normal game play or purchased with real money. A ...