The Austrian court has ruled that opening cases in the game Counter-Strike violates the country's gambling legislation. Valve is required to pay a player 14,096 euros, which was spent on opening these cases.
According to Austrian gambling laws, every provider of loot boxes must have a special license. However, game operators like FIFA, Call of Duty, and others do not possess such permissions.
Currently, there's a monopoly on gambling in Austria, and only Casino Austria AG has the right to provide services for organizing online gambling entertainment. Local lawyers claim that Austrian gambling legislation provides the opportunity to refund money spent on loot boxes in games like FIFA, Call of Duty, and Counter-Strike.