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Mexico – Interior Ministry Revokes another Licence

Mexico’s gaming regulatory body SEGOB (The Interior Ministry) has revoked the federal permit that had permitted yet another company to operate gaming in the country – this time Megasport S.A. de C.V. The company had a licence which gave it the largest capacity for future expansion in Mexico. The company was first granted the right…

Mexico – Gaming industry shrinking say experts

The Mexican gaming industry is in decline and “shrinking” according the Mexican Gaming Association (AIEJA). Speaking to local press, President of the AIEJA Miguel Angel Ochoa said that operators are reluctant to open new casinos and expand their businesses due to a climate of growing uncertainty now affecting the whole industry. After three years of…

Mexico – Mexican Ministry closes six casinos including Playboy Cancun

Members of the Interior Ministry in Mexico (SEGOB) have closed down six casinos in six states during a major operation against local gaming company Entretenimiento De Mexico (EMEX). The closures include the Playboy Casino Club in the city of Cancún in the state of Quintana Roo. Located in the hotel district, it opened in a…

Mexico – Investigative Committee probes deeper

A committee charged with investigating those casinos operating illegally in Mexico and helping to develop a new gaming act has requested that the Attorney General’s Office release its preliminary findings related to the Mexico’s gaming industry. In July the committee asked the District Attorney General’s Office for a report on gaming with the Head of…

Mexico – Investigations into SEGOB continues

In the face of an increasingly chaotic gaming landscape, in April a powerful cross party committee was convened to look into the industry. Headed by Ricardo Mejía Berdeja its remit has been  to investigate how licences were handed out in the past under the previous administration and to make recommendations as to how Mexico’s gaming…

Mexico – SEGOB under Investigation

Members of The Mexican Interior Ministry (SEGOB) are now being investigated for the alleged “trafficking” of casino licences.   SEGOB has been responsible for granting licences in Mexico since 2006 when President Vincente Fox added an appendix to Mexico’s gaming laws. The investigations comes after allegations were made against three former members of SEGOB and…