Chinese Gambling laws have banned it since 1949 but 20% of Chinese people live outside of China. Also many Chinese are able to access offshore gambling websites.
Chinese Gambling Laws
The only legal form of gambling in China is the state lottery controlled by the Peoples Republic of China. There are two lotteries, the Welfare Lottery and the Sports Lottery.
Anyone who has been to a casino will know that the Chinese enjoy gambling. Perhaps that is because, apart from the Lottery, all other types of gambling are banned within China. A blanket gambling ban was introduced back in 1949 but more than 20% of Chinese people live outside China.