August 6, 2004
Casinos forecast by next year in Mexico
By Sergio Flores
(EDITED TRANSLATION FROM REFORMA, MEXICO CITY, AUGUST 6, 2004)
Members of the Tourism Committee of the federal Chamber
of Deputies are confident that the first negotiations for the installation of casinos in Mexico will begin in 2005, following
approval of the gaming law that is now being evaluated.
“At this time this bill, the Federal Law on
Gaming and Raffles, is being well received and in the forthcoming period (of Congress, that begins) in September, it could
be presented for the second reading,” according to congresswoman Irma Figueroa.
“Subsequently it would be sent to the Senate as required constitutionally, and by 2005 we could have casinos,”
The “Consultation Meeting to Discuss the Federal
Law on Gaming and Raffles and Other Mexican Tourism Topics,” held in Acapulco, concluded on August 6.
The nine legislators who participated in this forum
received proposals from tourism entrepreneurs and members of the public at large who want to participate in the apparent opening
of casinos in Mexico.