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More illegal gambling in Hong Kong as people stuck at home during coronavirus pandemic bet on winning easy money

It took a year of counselling and a lot of determination for Chris to beat his gambling habit a decade ago. The Hongkonger had to sell his flat to clear a mountain of debt, and almost lost his marriage too.Then the Covid-19 pandemic struck and the 37-year-old owner of a tourism company watched his income dry up with global restrictions on travel.The financial pressure triggered his old urge to try and make easy money. Unable to travel to the casinos in Macau, he started going to an illegal…

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