Chinese lottery sales in September were down 4.2 per cent when compared to the previous month and down 12.8 per cent when compared to September 2020.
China.- China’s Ministry of Finance has reported that Chinese lottery revenue for September 2021 was CNY31.23bn (US$4.90bn). The figure was down 4.2 per cent when compared to the previous month and down 12.8 per cent when compared to September 2020.
Digital lottery sales reached CNY12.77bn while betting and prediction games recorded a total of CNY11.65bn. Sales of instant win games hit CNY4.44bn in revenue and keno games CNY2.36bn. Welfare Lottery sales were CNY11.84bn, up 3.4 per cent month-on-month and down 15.0 per cent when compared to last year.
Sports lottery revenue was CNY19.39bn, down 8.43 per cent month-on-month. The lottery also reported instant games brought in CNY2.21bn and betting and prediction games CNY11.65bn. Most of Welfare Lottery and Sports Lottery sales came from the Guangdong province with CNY1.24bn and CNY1.88bn respectively.
They were followed by Zhejiang, which reached CNY1.01bn in Welfare Lottery sales and Jiangsu, which generated CNY1.47bn in Sports Lottery sales.
Lottery sales in China drop 20.8% in 2020
Lottery sales in China lost ground during the Covid-19 pandemic, falling by 20.8 per cent year-on-year to CNY333.95bn (US$51.52bn) last year.
Video lottery sales were most affected by the pandemic and the closure of betting outlets at the beginning of the year. Sales plummeted by 84.8 per cent year-on-year to just CNY679.3m (US$104.8m) in 2020.
Welfare Lottery sales were down 24.5 per cent at CNY144.48bn (US$22.3bn). Sports Lottery sales fell 17.9 per cent to CNY189.64bn (US$29.26bn). Sales of instant win games also fell, down 2.1 per cent at CNY14.64bn (US$2.25bn).