Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes investigated by Belgian Gaming Commission

The Belgian Gaming Commission is investigating whether loot box systems used in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Overwatch qualify as gambling.

Originally reported by VTM (via Gamasutra), the general director of the the Belgian Gaming Commission, Peter Naessens, told the local news outlet the commission is investigating whether the loot box mechanisms used in Battlefront 2 and Overwatch should be branded as gambling.
While I don't think gambling should be illegal, this is an interesting question. Is randomized "pay to play" gambling or not?

Pete (thinks it just might be)