Casinos accepting players from China
When it comes to gambling China is unsurprisingly very restrictive, yet there are two special administrative regions that allow Chinese to participate in gambling beyond the state-run lotteries. The two regions under review are: Hong Kong and Macau. Gambling in the former region is based on English common law and has been regulated since 1977. However, it’s Macau - the one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China - that has been the Chinese centre of gambling since it became legal in 1850’s and produces annual gambling revenues of over a dozen billion USD. After all, beloved games like KENO and Pai Gow were the Chinese inventions.
Macau was named as the world’s biggest gambling centre during consecutive years partly because there are no specific laws that would deal with this industry apart from the contribution from The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. In terms of online gambling there’s no regulatory framework or licensing systems at all. Therefore, operators simply cannot open their sites in this unregulated industry until the new law is introduced. Currently, Chinese can only wager online on horse races and sports lottery products that are provided to them by only two local companies.