Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Crime

Gambling-mad Hongkongers expected to place HK$30 billion in black market bets during World Cup 2018

A report predicts surge from June 14 to July 15, when the world’s most popular sporting event takes place in Russia, could see value of illegally placed bets in city hit HK$500 billion by the end of this year

Topic |   Crime
Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Football fans watch a match in a bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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