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FIFA Ultimate Team packs are “illegal gambling”, Austrian court rules

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FIFA Ultimate Team packs, FUT packs for short, are “illegal gambling” according to a ruling made by an Austrian court on February 26, 2023. EA Sports and the FIFA series have been at the center of the lootbox debate in Europe for years, with FUT’s luck-based card packs being discussed controversially in the public as well as in front of courts all over the continent.

In this case, a 17-year old Austrian filed a lawsuit against Sony, asking to get a refund on FIFA in-game purchases worth €338.26. Sony was the company being sued because the purchases were made via the PlayStation Store, in case you’re a bit confused why the case wasn’t brought against EA as the developer and publisher of FIFA.

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