FIFA Ultimate Team Loot Boxes Are Not Gambling, Former Exec Peter Moore Says

Former Electronic Arts executive Peter Moore has come out to defend FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode, saying he does not believe its loot boxes constitute a form of gambling as lawsuits have claimed.

Speaking to, the executive said he believes the way that FIFA Ultimate Team’s loot boxes employ a “surprise and delight” tactic is a far cry from actual gambling.

“You’re always getting something,” he said. “It’s not like you opened it and there’s no players in there. This is a personal view, but the concept of surprise and delight vs gambling … on a continuum, they’re a long way from each other. You buy or grind your way up to getting a gold pack, you open it up, and you’re either happy or you think it’s a crappy pack. I don’t see that as gambling, per se–but again, this is my personal view as an outsider right now.”

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