My RSS reader automatically picks up stories on the internet that are related to online gaming in China. This morning I saw a headline that said “Online casino tips for Chinese players“. Because online casino’s are banned in China I was curious about the article and clicked on it. And to my big surprise I see an article about youxi.cn in which I am describing the game portal as an online casino!
I have no clue what happened here. I do interviews every now and then, but I have never used the words gambling or casino in relation to youxi.cn. Youxi.cn is a pure casual gaming website, with free games that you can play whenever you feel like it.
Maybe an editor was in desperate need for a story about China and decided that by rewriting the youxi.cn press release he could have some sort of a scoop? Or an overactive intern misinterpreted the press release and added some spice to it? In any case they did not do any research, because one click on youxi.cn would have shown them that it is something completely different from an online casino.