China’s video game market has been packed with low-budget, nearly identical card and board games, where players can use real money as chips for gambling – this in a country where gambling is illegal. Photo: Reuters

Video game approvals may have resumed in China but poker and mahjong are out in the cold

  • In the first quarter, Chinese regulators approved 795 domestic video games, none of which came from the poker and mahjong genre
  • The world’s biggest video gaming market was once full of low-budget poker games
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China’s video game market has been packed with low-budget, nearly identical card and board games, where players can use real money as chips for gambling – this in a country where gambling is illegal. Photo: Reuters
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