Ask the ratings systems. Laws in EU with loot boxes changed thanks to EA greed on battlefront 2. Honestly I'm baffled myself on why more aren't rated M or have changed to M rated. It's still new with laws.
I think this right here is exactly why PSO2 may never see the light in EU. The scratch stuff uses in-game and real currency. It would most likely be treated as loot boxes in EU's eyes. They would have to remove the Scratch option to use real currency and maybe have a separate option to buy items directly. If it wasn't for EA, it would've probably had a EU announcement by this point.
@Leonkh99 Yeah, I didn't mean to come off like it was completely not coming or anything but you're right. I didn't follow the topic too much over there but you're right on those points so a few of those obstructions would've been hammered out. The law there is definitely new and definitely needs some ironing out but I think it's a good step in the right direction to not get minors addicted to gambling like mechanics. I honestly do want the game to come over in the EU territories and other places so we can all play together.