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China soccer boom sparks illegal online gambling craze

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 05:50
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Portugal are through to the semi-finals for Euro 2016 glory; in the run-up to the Uefa European Football Championship final, Chinese police say that they have seen a surge in illegal gambling online.

Hong Kong

IN CHINA'S eastern city of Hangzhou, Li could barely watch as Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo lined up a penalty kick in a finely-balanced Euro 2016 group match against Austria. Mr Li had reason to be nervous: he had bet tens of thousands of yuan on Portugal to win.