Media Giants Eye Mexican Gaming Opportunities

Media and communications giants are gunning for the Lotería Nacional, following a January Supreme Court decision that effectively opens up the Mexican market.

Mexico’s national lottery – the Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública – has dominated the legal gambling market in the Central American country since its beginnings in 1770. However, the decision of the Mexican Supreme Court in January 2007 to uphold licences granted to several private operators, under former president Vicente Fox’s 2004 amendment to Mexican gambling legislation, looks set to make the market far more competitive.

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