FILE PHOTO - Football Soccer - Portugal v Austria - EURO 2016 - Group F - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - 18/6/16 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo misses from the penalty spot REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoLivepic
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In China's eastern city of Hangzhou, Mr Li could barely watch as Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo lined up a penalty kick in a finely balanced Euro 2016 group match against Austria.With 10 minutes to go in the game in Paris, Real Madrid star Ronaldo hit the post, the game ended in a draw, and Li lost the money he had bet using Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s popular messaging app WeChat.In a single bust last week, police in southern Guangdong arrested 147 people and froze funds worth nearly 100 million yuan ($15 million).The organizer of an online gambling group, who only gave his name as Bao, said he and four other organizers had a pot of 5 million yuan ($750,706) and that dozens of people would join for each game.
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