Illegal gambling rampant in Guangdong

    Illegal gambling is rampant in China’s southern Guangdong province, despite efforts by authorities to crack down, according to an investigation by Hong Kong’s Wen Wei Po newspaper. In addition to the underground casinos, farmers gamble between harvests, with bets placed for each hand ranging from 10 to 500 yuan ($1.70-$82). Some people can lose up to hundreds of thousands of yuan a night and have even lost houses and other property, local residents told the newspaper.