The legality of lootboxes has been brought into question in recent years, and legislators around the world are starting to tackle it. While the UK Gambling Commission previously said that lootboxes aren't a problem, a report released last week led some media outlets to believe that the commission was changing their position. But the organization told gamesindustry.biz that their position on lootboxes hasn't changed, in spite of the survey results. Interestingly, the survey reiterated that skin trading and betting do fall under the UK's gambling laws. Skins' are in-game items, used within some of the most popular video game titles. They provide cosmetic alterations to a player's weapons, avatar or equipment used in the game. Skins betting sites allow video gamers to wager cosmetic items rewarded in-game or purchased for real money on a digital marketplace,accessible from the UK for several years.The Gambling Commission takes the view that the ability to convert in-game items to cash, or to trade them (for other items of value) means they attain a real-world value and become articles of money or money’s worth. Where gambling facilities are offered to British consumers, including with the use of in-game items that can be converted into cash or traded (for items of value), a gambling licence is required.