Televisa Lobbies Mexican Government Over Tax Proposals and TV Bingo Opportunities

Mexican media conglomerate and gaming operator Televisa is reported to have asked the Government’s permission to offer bingo games over terrestrial television channels. The company is also aiming to persuade the Government to amend plans to impose a new 20 percent corporation tax on gaming companies.

Mexican newspaper El Universal reports that Televisa has asked Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación or Segob) for authorisation to offer its bingo games over a terrestrial TV channel accessible by over 20m homes in the country. Since the validity of the 65 gaming permits granted to Televisa by Segob in 2005 was confirmed by a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the company has opened just eight of its ‘Play City’ bingo and off-track betting centres.

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