Video game controversies

New Zealand Casino License Overview

Gambling is prevalent in New Zealand, and it's even better since the operations are adequately legislated and regulated by the government. Gambling is legislated by the Gambling Act of 2003 and its 2005 and 2015 amendments. As for the regulation, three bodies are in charge, but when it comes to issuing licenses, the Department of Internal Affairs takes care of this.

Don't get into a moral panic with so-called violent video games

According to news reports, Turkey?s Family and Social Policies Ministry is considering a ban on the game Minecraft, concerned it promotes violence and social isolation. This ban is opposed by Turkish scholars who are concerned research does not support it and the ban amounts to censorship. I?m an American scholar who studies video game violence, so I follow these issues closely.