Special Report: China's Blooming Gaming Industry

Published December 12, 2013

Special Report: China's Blooming Gaming Industry

A look into online gaming opportunities available for Chinese players.

China is becoming an online gaming giant; only in 2012 the country's gaming industry earned $10 billion (estimated). It might come as a shock to some to find out that despite these profits, gambling is currently illegal in China. However, with these figures, online gaming powerhouses from all over the world are already looking over to China. 

Looking to expand their business by opening new gambling sites in China, leading brands like bet365, Bobdog88, 138 Sun Games and Dafa88 are have already made online gaming services available to Chinese players – let's take a closer look at these online casinos and what they offers.

bet365 Casino

Based in the UK, bet365's name is well known to players and sport enthusiasts. This online casino will soon celebrate its 20th birthday, having been operating since 1994. Acknowledging the growing needs of Chinese players, bet365 offers great welcome packages especially tailored for this crowd. Leading software developer Playtech is powering bet365, assuring safeness and security and above of all a great array of live games. The casino also boasts an extensive mobile platform.


Dafa888 is recognized as one of Asia's best gambling sites. Since their establishment in 2004, Dafa888 have become experts in delivering live games which bring players as close as they can get to the experience of playing in a real casino. Live roulette, baccarat and blackjack are all available to Chinese players along with more Asian-themed games like Sic-Bo. Like bet365, Dafa888 is powered by Playtech. The casino is available in five languages and it operates a 24/7 dedicated support staff.


Bobdog88 is a UK-based online casino which has opened its doors back in 1994. In 2009, Bobdog88 opened a site entirely dedicated to Asian clientele. Available in four Asian languages, the casino offers live-dealer games like poker, baccarat, roulette, dragon and Sic-Bo. Chinese players will appreciate the Chinese-oriented games found in Bobdog88's collection like lucky seven 21-point, single-disc 21 point and Pai Gow.

Bobdog88 is also a sports betting powerhouse. Only in August 2013 it signed a three-year deal with the Premier League's Arsenal FC to act as an official Asian betting partner to the club.

138 Sun Game

With ten years of expertise, 138 Sun Game delivers unique gaming experiences to Asian players. Available in four Asian languages, 138 Sun Game offers sports betting and classic casino games – it is availble to players in two themes out of which they can choose: Las Vegas and Macau. 

Asia's Premier Payment Method

UnionPay is a very popular payment method which caters to the Asian market. A bankcard, UnionPay was approved by the Chinese People's Bank and State Council twelve years ago. With coverage on all networks in China and in 90+ countries all over the world, UnionPay is supported in a great many online casinos. 

More to Come

Western brands continue their work to bring online gaming to China itself. Until this is accomplished, Chinese players can already enjoy the four casinos bet365, Dafa888, Bobdog88 and 138 Sun Game.

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