On March 22, South Korean authorities passed an amendment to the gambling law requiring developers to disclose the probability of items dropping from loot boxes in games. According to the country's Game Rating and Administration Committee, 1,255 games were subject to the law by July, but not all of them complied with the requirements.


Authorities found violations in 266 games. 60% of offenders were projects by foreign developers. The names of the games are not specified. According to media reports, among the South Korean companies violating the law are KRAFTON, Com2uS, and Nexon.

The creators of 185 games have already corrected the violations. The others face fines of up to 20 million won ($14,400) and a ban on distributing the game in South Korea. In some cases, developers could also face up to two years in prison.