Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items

27 November 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-849-6

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership
(PDF 22KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction
(PDF 100KB)

Referral and terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Introduction to gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items
Importance of loot boxes
Public concern
International regulatory responses

Chapter 2 - Legal definitions of gambling
(PDF 179KB)

Commonwealth regulation of gambling
State and territory regulation of gambling
Issues raised in evidence

Chapter 3 - Psychology and loot boxes
(PDF 123KB)

Psychological definitions of gambling
Psychological mechanisms
Monitoring of spending
Potential for harm

Chapter 4 - Need for government response
(PDF 123KB)

Lack of homogeneity
Need for regulation
Limits and exclusions
Disclosure of odds
Industry commitment and cooperation

Chapter 5 - Committee view and recommendations
(PDF 28KB)
Australian Greens' additional comments
(PDF 32KB)

Legal definitions of gambling
Psychological definition of gambling
Psychological mechanisms
Potential for harm
Need for regulation

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and additional information
Appendix 2 - Public hearings
(PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526