Gambling elements in video games (‘Loot Boxes’)

Frazer Black made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Frazer Black

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Is the Department, or has the Department in the past, considered action to ensure gambling elements in video games are compliant with New Zealand law?

In addition, please may I also request:

* Any documentation related to gambling elements in video games (sometimes referred to as ‘Loot Boxes’), including emails, meeting notes, formal and informal reports or recommendations.

* Any documentation related to the recent law change in Belgium that restricted gambling elements in video games.

(Related OIA and response from the Gambling Commission

Kind regards

Frazer Black

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Kia ora Frazer Black


Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs
(included with this email).


The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as
practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20^th working day is 19
March 2019.


Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides
information that is identified to be of general public interest, the
response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs
website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request,
all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be


Ngā Mihi,



Rebecca Kearns | Principal Governance Advisor | Governance, Risk and
Assurance |

Strategy and Governance Branch
The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua   

45 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand





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Dear Frazer,


Please find attached a letter from the Department of Internal Affairs.


Kind regards



Rachel Chrystall | Senior Advisor Official Correspondence | Regulatory
Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua
45 Pipitea St | Thorndon |Wellington 6011| New Zealand

DD: +64 4 816 4041 |Extn: 6041 | [1]




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