The video game micro-transaction market is estimated to reach over $117 billion by 2027.1 Because micro-transactions have potentially similar features to gambling activities and the video gaming industry is less regulated compared to gambling, it has been questioned whether the use of video game micro-transactions can lead to problem gambling or excessive gaming-related harms. In this webinar, we will explore what video game micro-transactions are and the various forms that exist.
The relationships between the different types of micro-transactions and problem gambling and gaming will be outlined as well as the risk factors associated with buying video game micro-transactions. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage in a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. This webinar is best suited for mental health and addictions service providers as practice recommendations will be highlighted.
- The Business Research Company. (2023). Online Microtransaction Global Market Report 2023 (6246501). (6246501). The Business Research Company.