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Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have long been used by Chinese gamblers as a sort of invisibility cloak, allowing them to walk through the digital doors of offshore online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites undetected.

 

 

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have long been used by Chinese gamblers as a sort of invisibility cloak, allowing them to walk through the digital doors of offshore online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites undetected. VPNs straddle a legal fence, they are not illegal and many businesses use them legitimately to skirt the country’s “Great Firewall”, which blocks access to material on the internet that is considered politically sensitive. The clampdown on VPNs in China has dealt a blow to online operations in the country, but it won't stamp out illegal gambling. 



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Lottery service provider MelcoLot has confirmed it is changing its name Loto Interact, with effect on October 10, 2017.

With an increasing number of Chinese leisure travellers, cruiselines are expected to see substantial growth over the next few years, according to Bernstein’s analysts.

China lottery sales recorded 13.1 percent year-on-year growth in August, reaching RMB35.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), according to data from the Ministry of Finance.

Recent anticorruption activity in China may have implications on premium spend, but the signs still point to positivity for now, analysts from Bernstein said.

Overseas spending by mainland Chinese travellers is expected to increase by US$411 billion between now and 2025, with the total number of travellers leaving China to roughly double over the next decade.

LiNiu Technology Group has announced it has signed a three-year strategic cooperation agreement with The Peoples Insurance Company of China Limited's Guangzhou branch.

Hong Kong-listed Success Universe Group Ltd has disposed all of its shares in Honour Rich, a lottery technology service provider in Mainland China.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Games will prove to be an important point of growth for Malaysia-based Genting Group, says Lim Chee Wah, the former managing director of Genting in an interview with Nikkei Asian Review.

Bitcoin has regularly made the headlines in recent months, its price surging towards the $5,000 mark - four to five times its value at the start of 2017 - predominantly driven by interest in Asia.

 

Bitcoin has regularly made the headlines in recent months, its price surging towards the $5,000 mark - four to five times its value at the start of 2017 - predominantly driven by interest in Asia. It has also emerged as a viable gaming currency, with online operators discovering that users, particularly in Asia’s grey markets, are keen to embrace a currency that is secure and easily deposited and withdrawn.



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