At the 2018 Gambling Regulators European Forum, 15 European countries, along with Washington State, signed an agreement to "work together to address the risks created by the blurring of lines between gaming and gambling." The focus of the agreement is to crack down on illegal 3rd party gambling sites, but the countries involved also want to "ensure that features within games, such as loot boxes, do not constitute gambling under national laws." The agreement represents a reversal of the previous policies of some countries, with the UK, France, Spain, and Poland all being part of the agreement. Several publishers recently fought Belgium's stand against in-game lootboxes, but what they'll do against this united effort remains to be seen. "Unlicensed websites offering skins betting can pop up at any time and children could be gambling with money intended for computer game products," McArthur stated. "We encourage video games companies to work with their gambling regulators and take action now to address those concerns to make sure that consumers, and particularly children, are protected."