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News Belgium: Video game loot boxes declared illegal under Belgium gambling laws

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43906306
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Video game loot boxes are "in violation of gambling legislation", according to the Belgium Gaming Commission. Loot boxes give random rewards and can be acquired either through gameplay or by spending real cash. Those that can be bought for real money must ...

News Belgium: World Cup Countdown: 8 Weeks to Go - Belgium Look to Make History by Surpassing '86 Team

News channel or source: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/04/26/world-cup-countdown-8-weeks-go-belgium-look-make-history-surpassing-86-team
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

This summer Belgium will play at its 13th World Cup finals when Les Diables Rouges travel to Russia. The tiny nation of just 11 million has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent times - after failing to qualify for the 2006 and 2010 tournaments ...

News Belgium: Burke Porter Group Expands European Presence With Purchase Of Van Hoecke Automation In Belgium

News channel or source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/burke-porter-group-expands-european-120000119.html
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Burke Porter Group (BPG), a leading global manufacturer of intelligent machines, announced today that it has completed its purchase of Van Hoecke Automation (VHA), a Belgium-based global supplier of ...

News Belgium: Belgium: Paid Loot Boxes in Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal

News channel or source: https://www.pcmag.com/news/360678/belgium-paid-loot-boxes-in-games-like-overwatch-are-illegal
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Belgium is no fan of loot boxes. The country's gaming commission has declared that they can be a form of gambling, making them illegal. At least three games, Overwatch, FIFA 18 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, are violating the country's gambling laws ...

News Belgium: Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/loot-crates-are-now-illegal-in-belgium/ar-AAwkAzg
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Loot boxes in games like “Overwatch” are gambling, according to officials. Officials in Belgium have determined that loot boxes violate the country's gambling laws and if publishers don't remove them from their games, they face jail time and fines.

News Belgium: Courtois launches legal action against former Belgium boss Wilmots

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-belgium-courtois/courtois-launches-legal-action-against-former-belgium-boss-wilmots-idUKKBN1HW0CI
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

(Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and his father Thierry have initiated legal action against Marc Wilmots after the former Belgium manager accused them of leaking team selection information. Wilmots had told beIN Sports in an interview that ...

News Belgium: Belgium defines video game loot boxes as illegal gambling

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/belgium-defines-video-game-loot-boxes-as-illegal-gambling/ar-AAwkER8
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Belgian Gaming Commission has ruled after a preliminary investigation that loot boxes in several games — Overwatch, FIFA 18, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive — are considered games of chance that are subject to Belgian gaming law, via Ars Technica.

News Belgium: BRIEF-Voluntary And Conditional Takeover Bid On Vastned Retail Belgium NV Update

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-voluntary-and-conditional-takeover/brief-voluntary-and-conditional-takeover-bid-on-vastned-retail-belgium-nv-update-idUSFWN1S3049
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

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News Belgium: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi works on ankle injury in rehab pool at Stamford Bridge as he bids to be fit for the 2018 World Cup with Belgium

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5661383/Chelsea-striker-Michy-Batshuayi-works-ankle-injury-rehab-pool.html
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Michy Batshuayi is stepping up his attempts to be fit for the 2018 World Cup, after posting a video of him training to Instagram. Batshuayi is back at Chelsea's training ground after his season-long loan to Borussia Dortmund was cancelled because of ...

News Belgium: Extra: Animal Planet orders Icon Films doc; “Sex Tape” lands in Belgium

News channel or source: http://realscreen.com/2018/04/26/extra-animal-planet-orders-icon-films-doc-sex-tape-lands-in-belgium/
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

UK production studio Icon Films has been commissioned to produce a two-hour film special for Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’. The Lost Kingdom of the Yeti (pictured) follows yeti-hunter Mark Evans as he embarks on an expedition into the Himalayas with ...