November lottery sales down in China

Lottery sales in mainland China decreased by approximately 12% during November operations.

China.- Lottery activity in mainland China is still navigating a downward trend, as November results are in. To nobody’s surprise, the numbers are negative once again. Lottery sales during November operations decreased by 11.6% year-on-year.

According to official data from China’s Ministry of Finance, sales totalled €4.8 billion in November, which represents an 11.6% decrease. It also marked the tenth consecutive month of sales declines for the lottery in mainland China.

Welfare lottery sales fell by 15.3% to €2.1 billion. Sports lottery sales also recorded a decrease of 8.4% to €2.7 billion, compared to the previous year.

In the first eleven months of 2019, total lottery sales in mainland China totalled €49 billion, 18.6% down year-on-year. The ministry says welfare lottery sales for the calendar year to November 30 were down by 15.4% to €22.1 billion, while sports lottery sales dropped by 21.1% to €26.8 billion.

China restrictions

The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism has issued a new regulation that has a deep impact on gambling. The government is pushing against the industry and decided to restrict its possibilities there.

China has forbidden gaming machines to have gambling content, starting January 1 2020, Xinhua News Agency reported. The government targets function like maximised returns and also slot machines.

The authorities also warned about the underaged in China using gaming machines.

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