Mainland China


AGTech Holdings Ltd. said it won a tender to supply the Anhui Sports Lottery Administration Centre with an initial order of C8 Sports Lottery Terminals, the first in a planned national round of terminal upgrades. The company did not put a value on the deal or indicate how many terminals Anhui ordered, but said the provincial sports lottery operated about 6,300 terminals at the end of 2012.



A fugitive wanted for allegedly killing two men in the Macau's Grand Lapa Hotel last July was caught by police in Lüliang, Shanxi province. State news agency Xinhua said Wang Lin confessed to stabbing the men from Jiangxi province over gambling debts. Police pursued him through 30 cities in 10 provinces.



Dubai's state-owned Meydan Group is to partner with the Wenjiang district of Chengdu to hold an international race meeting in October. The project supercedes plans Meydan announced three years ago for a $4 billion 'horse city' in Tianjin as the company has since split with its partner on that effort. Meydan has held races in Dubai without betting but an increasingly rich purse for 18 years. Betting will not be part of the Chengdu race either as wagering on horses is banned in China.





Liu Han, a Chinese businessman with stakes in listed mining companies in Australia, the US, Canada and China, has been detained by Beijing police over unspecified matters related to Macau casinos, according to local media. The reports have thrown into question $665 million in financing that Han's Sichuan Hanlong Group was arranging for General Moly Inc. in the US and Hanlong's $1.2 billion bid to take Australia's Sundance Resources Ltd. private.


According to industry research firm iResearch, the paid mobile gaming sector in China was worth $835 million in 2012 and could reach $2.24 billion by 2015.  An increase in smartphone owners as well as working payment systems contributed to an increase of over 25 percent in the last quarter of 2012.  Tencent is the largest mobile gaming operator in China, with a 20 percent market share.