An estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry WongAn estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry Wong
An estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry Wong

Manila’s big bet on China’s online gambling habit gives Beijing post-coronavirus headache

  • Estimated US$145 billion spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines
  • As China battles to control the problem operators look for new ways to exploit lucrative market

Topic |   China-Philippines relations
An estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry WongAn estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry Wong
An estimated US$145 billion is spent each year by Chinese gamblers on illegal betting sites, many streamed from the Philippines. Illustration: Henry Wong
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