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The State of Hawaii leads against 'gambling in video games'

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Chris Lee - Hawaii House of Representatives

Chris Lee's YouTube channel posted a video of the speech made to urge people to stand up against 'gambling in video games'. Lee continued his message using Reddit: 'key bases of political support across the country are on the same side'.

Chris Lee is the one in the suit, and a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives. A video of him, and several other members of his community, standing up to what they see as gambling in video games was posted yesterday on Lee's YouTube channel.

In the video, Lee calls for "future protections for kids, youth, and everyone when it comes to the spread of predatory practices in online gaming". Star Wars Battlefront 2 was singled out by Lee as a "trap", which comes as no surprise as it seems the title will go down in history as the one who marked the beginning of the end for loot crates everywhere. 

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He continued by saying that "this is something that we need to address to ensure that, particularly kids who are underage, who are not psychologically and emotionally mature enough to be able to gamble - which is why gambling is prohibited under 21 - are protected from being trapped into these cycles which have compelled many folks to spend thousands of dollars in gaming fees online".

He later sounded off in a Reddit post saying that they haven't finished putting the video together before someone posted it, but he decided to leave it up anyway and went on to explain how the "fight can be won if people step up". The fight he's talking about "is about protecting kids, protecting families, freedom from exploitation, and the future of entertainment in this country".

Lee urged the constituents of other states to call and e-mail their own state legislators in order to compel them to take action.

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Here is his Reddit post in full:

Could we be standing at the crossroads? Crazier things have happened.