Online gambling is strictly prohibited in the People's Republic of China, which is why there are no Chinese online casinos, and will likely not be in the foreseeable future. In fact, Chinese authorities try to prevent Chinese players from accessing offshore online casinos and other online gambling sites at an ISP level as well as by blocking access to online gambling sites at a search engine level.
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Gambling In China
The only two government-sanctioned forms of gambling in the People's Republic of China are both state-controlled, but highly profitable lotteries. The first is the China Welfare Lottery which was launched in 1997, and the second is the China Sports Lottery which was launched in 1994. Combined, these lotteries generated profits of RMB69.4 billion in 2010 alone, 75 percent of which were used to fund Chinese social welfare programs and the construction of new sports centers across China.
Besides these two lotteries, all other forms of gambling are prohibited in China and citizens caught running and/or taking part in illicit casinos or betting activities face fines and/or imprisonment - or worse. That said, 'underground' gambling in China is thought to generate revenues of up to 20 times greater than those generated by the lotteries.
Online Gambling In China
Chinese authorities also frown upon online gambling, which is why licensed and regulated Chinese online casinos are not an option any time soon. In fact, authorities continually try to block Chinese citizens from visiting foreign online gambling sites through the manipulation of search engine results and by ordering ISPs to block international URLs.
That said, many Chinese online casino fans are still successful in gambling outside of China, which is why many of the world's leading online casinos readily accept players from China, and even offer Chinese language versions. Chinese players are known to use U.S. dollars and applicable payment methods to fund their online casino accounts.
Further Resources and Information
Regulatory Site: http://www.dsf.gov.mo/
Additional Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambling_in_Macau