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Southern China Fights Illegal Gambling

16 June 2004

CHINA – As reported by the China Daily: "Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macao may fight underground gambling together.

"The South China province is looking to work with the bordering special administrative regions to deal with Mark Six and lottery ticket related gambling.

"The joint crackdown will focus on eastern and western parts of Guangdong where secret Mark Six and illegal lottery ticket sales have become widespread, said an official from the Guangdong Provincial Welfare Lottery Ticket Centre.

"…A campaign to expose bankers and gamblers who claim to know lucky numbers of the Mark Six lotteries and horse races in Hong Kong or Macao is also in the works, said the official on condition of anonymity.

"…As illegal lotteries grow, however, sales of legitimate ones have dropped considerably since the beginning of this year…"

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