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This photo taken on July 2, 2018 shows a woman looking at her lottery ticket at a China Sports Lottery outlet in Shanghai. - China may not have a team in this year's World Cup in Russia but this has not dampened the enthusiasm of the country's gamblers, with proceeds in the first three weeks already outstripping the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil. (Photo by - / AFP) / China OUT / TO GO WITH Fbl-WC-2018-China-gambling,FOCUS by Albee Zhang (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

This photo taken on July 2, 2018 shows a woman looking at her lottery ticket at a China Sports Lottery outlet in Shanghai. - China may not have a team in this year's World Cup in Russia but this has not dampened the enthusiasm of the country's gamblers, with proceeds in the first three weeks already outstripping the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil. (Photo by - / AFP) / China OUT / TO GO WITH Fbl-WC-2018-China-gambling,FOCUS by Albee Zhang        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)