China’s lottery market grew by 6 per cent to RMB205.03bn (€26bn) in the first half of 2017, despite a marginal decline in sales during June.

Lottery sales fell by 0.3 per cent to RMB33.84bn in June, with the Sports Lottery down 8.9 per cent to RMB16.02bn, offsetting an 8.8 per cent increase in Welfare Lottery sales to RMB17.82bn.

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