Date
11 December 2017

Govt cracks down on gambling-related mobile apps, paper says

China is expected to see a more family-friendly mobile app market following a recent crackdown on gambling-related content, China Daily reported Monday. As many as 27 mobile game publishing platforms and app-store operators, including Baidu App and Android Market, were told late last year by the Ministry of Culture to rectify games that contain information advocating gambling or that allow lottery-style in-app purchases. Their deadline was the end of 2013. Twenty companies have so far submitted reports to the ministry about corrections they have made in their apps or games, deleted sensitive information that pertains to gambling and canceled lottery-style in-app purchasing, the report said. The seven other companies failed to make corrections by the year-end deadline and have received administrative penalties, the report said.

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