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China has created a government website for complaints about gaming services

As part of the campaign to combat the gambling addiction of minors in China, a website has appeared where concerned citizens can report violations of the laws by gaming providers. The corresponding resource operates under the patronage of the State Press and Press Office of the PRC.

independent.co.uk

independent.co.uk

Back at the end of summer, a notice was published on the introduction of a ban on minors from playing online games for more than three hours a week – from September 1, it is allowed to spend an hour a day for such entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, access to games from other people’s accounts is prohibited.

Thanks to the site, citizens will be able to inform the competent authorities about the facts of violation of the above rules. There are three buttons on the main page for complaints: that the game provider allows you to stay in the game longer than it should be, that it allows you to log in under an assumed or false name, and that the company charges excessive fees for its services …

Earlier, the State Council of the country issued a statement that the PRC will introduce a nationwide electronic authentication system for minors. This is expected to help cope with the pre-existing gambling addiction of many children.

According to experts’ forecasts, this will negatively affect the gaming industry, and not only in China, but also, for example, in South Korea, where a lot of content is developed for the Chinese market. In 2020, the revenues of game developers and services in China alone grew by more than 20% (about $ 43 billion).

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