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Betting football and other sports is popular in China with government Sporttery terminals available in most cities for European football and American basketball betting. In this form of pool/lotto betting the payout is determined by the volume of wagers placed by other people. Quite often singles on popular teams fail to return much more than the stake. But, tipping a correct score margin in a multiple along with ke (visitors) on the point spread and then either da (big/over) or xiao (small/under) on total goals does give a chance for bigger odds. While Chinese Sports Lottery is popular, serious gamblers understand that online bookies provide better odds. To give a very simple example, in the European Championships, a 100 RMB wager to beat Croatia in the group stages returned 9RMB. Placing this same bet at an overseas bookies would have returned more than 60RMB, almost 7 times as much as the amount won from the government run outlets.
Although online betting with foreign bookmakers is illegal in China, about the extent the authorities go to enforce this is blocking access to certain websites. Quite often internet bookies are not blocked, but even when they are purchasing a VPN for $15.00 US (about￥95元) per month will get you around the block. It’s best however to first find a betting site that works unblocked and then save that link in case it becomes blocked in the future. For example start by trying www.dafabet.com.
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A few things you should have before betting online:
Once you have all these you’re ready to bet online. The bookmakers listed in the table below all support Chinese language, offer accounts in CYN/RMB, accept Chinese debit card deposits and payout using Chinese bank transfers. They each offer betting on US and European sports plus Chinese football. This includes Super League and Jia League to go along with English Premier League, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, NBA and WNBA basketball and many other leagues and competitions. (note: if a site is blocked click a link to another)
First I should explain the foreign bookmakers that service China are reputable. For example www.188bet.com is licensed in the Isle of Man which is a British Crown dependency with a great gambling commission. This is the same gambling board that licenses the world’s largest poker site (PokerStars.com). 188 sponsors numerous UK sport franchises including Bolton Wanderers and London Wasps and they’re betting partners of Chelsea and Liverpool. Another is www.12bet.com who are the sponsors of the premiership football team Wigan Athletic. The reasons to use these reputable sites are many, but top reasons are listed below.
To give online betting a try from China, start by visiting www.dafabet.com or any other website listed here. As a reminder if the site later becomes blocked you can get around this by purchasing a VPN for about 95 RMB per month.
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