Supreme Court Upholds 2004 Mexican Gaming Law

A new ruling has given the green light to the expansion of betting shops in Mexico, but the legalisation of casinos remains a distant prospect.

The Mexican Supreme Court has, as expected, upheld the constitutionality of the 2004 Federal Gaming and Raffles Law passed under the previous presidency of Vicente Fox. The ruling – passed with a majority of 8 for to 2 against - means that the 198 permits already granted to open remote betting shops are valid and such establishments will begin to proliferate throughout Mexico.

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