Despite posting a 10 per cent increase in net revenue, NASDAQ-listed Chinese lottery supplier 500.com has recorded a net loss of RMB52.0m for the first quarter of 2015 as results were negatively impacted by the temporary suspension of Chinese online lottery sales in March.

Revenue rose to RMB98.8m (US$15.9m) during the period, but fell by 32 per cent compared to the previous quarter, primarily due to the suspension, with the company forecasting zero sales for the second quarter period as there remains “no clear indication” how long the temporary suspension will last.

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