Lottery sales were up 10.4 year-on-year in July, mainly due to the rise in sports lottery sales as events returned around the world.
China.- Chinese lotteries posted double digit year-on-year growth for the first time in 18 months for the month of July.
The increase was largely due to mayor sports resuming internationally. Sports lottery sales rose 17.1 per cent year-on-year to CNY20.7 billion (US$3 billion).
Welfare lottery sales rose 2.6 per cent to CNY15.4 billion (US$2.2 billion).
Digital lottery sales came in at CNY22.42 billion (US$3.2 billion), up 17.3 per cent year-on-year.
Sales for the first seven months of the reached CNY160 billion (US$23.3 billion), down 34.8 per cent against the same period in 2019.
Sports lottery sales fell by 35.6 per cent in the period, and welfare lotteries by 33.8 per cent.