Mainland China

Chinese outbound tourism to countries other than Macau and Hong Kong are expected to continue its growth trajectory over the next few years.

China saw its monthly lottery sales fall slightly in June, going down 0.3 percent year-on-year to RMB 33.8 billion (US$5 billion).

China’s housing market is expected to cool over the rest of 2017 due to restrictions on home purchases, and tighter credit conditions, said Fitch Ratings in a report on Thursday.

Betsoft Gaming have announced that they have signed a partnership deal with a new Asian-facing operator HBet63.

Ten of the 16 Crown employees detained since October last year and sentenced last month for gambling crimes have been released.

Chinese citizens will have a harder time accessing restricted sites after the Chinese government ordered a block on VPN services.

MelcoLot has announced the appointment of a new chairman and chief executive officer, effective July 10, 2017.

Mainland China’s lottery sales rose 8.9 percent year-on-year in May, reaching approximately RMB 37.7 billion (US$5.5 billion), according to data from the Ministry of Finance.

Nineteen Crown Resorts staff have pleaded guilty to gambling-related crimes in a trial held at Shanghai’s Baoshan district people’s court on Monday.

China’s economic growth is likely to have peaked in the first quarter of this year and how the government will manage the slowdown is seen as one of the key uncertainties facing the country’s economy.

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