Politicians and operators are calling on the Secretary of Government to establish a firmer policy to tackle illicit gaming as the Mexican gambling industry looks back on a year of significant legal and market developments.2007 will certainly go down as a watershed year for the Mexican gambling industry. A January Supreme Court ruling that upheld the legitimacy of a 2004 law has led to the roll-out of dozens of new bingo, off-track betting and lottery operations, including those of the Spanish-speaking world’s largest media conglomerate Televisa.
But the year’s developments have also highlighted regulatory problems that continue to beset the sector, and the Mexican Government is coming under growing pressure from operators and politicians alike to tackle them.
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