Oh, and I was also right about the angle of the legislation: save the children. They want to make the games with random rewards 18/21+ (and ban some practices completely). If you are still in disbelief, mark my words: in a year or two, the gaming industry will be just as regulated as Casinos.
It wasn’t a wild guess, politicians regulate everything that has money in it. Why other people (including the executives who OK-ed lootboxes) didn’t see this? Because social people tend to think of the status quo as normal. The internet was unregulated, so it will be unregulated. However this was only true because no one made enough money on the internet to matter. As long as it changed, the politicians changed too.