Game for a game!

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/18 21:35:59

Illustrations: Peter C. Espina/GT

Now, many in China are dreaming of becoming millionaires through live game shows held on smartphone apps. Millions are attracted to several game sessions that dangle huge sums of money in prizes at specific times daily. The apps ask 12 multiple choice questions and those who answer all correctly can split the total prize, which ranges from 100,000 yuan ($15,500) to 5 million yuan. Hopes are dashed as the games - with easy to answer questions - generally have too many winners and people end up winning as low as 10 yuan. Apps gain advertising revenue that rises with a higher number of users. The games are disturbing people's daily lives as more and more wait to play them. It is ridiculous to believe that a game can suddenly make you rich.

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