China's sports lottery sales over the first two weeks of the 2018 FIFA World Cup nearly double the 2014 tally, and full tourney sales could hit $7.5b.
Tencent forecasts that eSports user base in China would reach 350 million by year 2020, generating $1.5b in revenues annually.
Despite the 2018 FIFA World Cup getting nearly into the knockout stage, neither Macau nor China has yet made a sizeable illegal betting bust.
The first week of the 2018 FIFA World Cup resulted in a 126% rise in China's sports lottery sales, with the first three days setting new sales records.
AGTech has now revealed that it has won another contract and will supply lottery terminals to the Sports Lottery Administration Center in Henan, China.
China warns internet platforms to knock off their online sales of sports lottery products because Beijing has yet to lift its suspension of online sales.
Those dormant 'cashless casinos' on China's island province of Hainan reportedly ordering baccarat tables in anticipation of relaunching operations.
China's sports lottery topped its welfare lottery counterpart in both overall sales and year-on-year growth in April; AGTech inks Jilin marketing deal.
Police in China's Guangdong province take down yet another illegal online gambling ring, while Hubei province uses drones to sniff out gambling den.
We take a deep dive on Celina Lin's poker adventure, talks about China's latest crackdown on illegal poker games and much more.