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October 24, 2021

In Ensenada town

Caliente Group wants to operate a riverboat casino in the Mexican coast

(Mexico).- Caliente group initiated in Ensenada a series of legal paperwork to install a riverboat casino in the port, which would be established in a fixed wharf. The paperwork to install this casino started last February, when the petition was rejected by different government entities.


n one of the documents that the Assistant General Director of Games and Draws, Roberto Correa Méndez, responds to the criteria of the General Direction of Merchant Navy for the Games of Chance in boats.

In this document, it says that casino games like “cards roulette and dice” are the activities banned by the law. In Article 2 of the Federal Games and Draws Law, it says that the only permitted games in boats will be: chess, darts, bowling, ball games and races all other sports. However, the games named are considered banned for this law.

Article 7º establishes that “There will only be able to organize games with bets and draws with the previous written permission issued by the Government Secretary”. Then, Article 8º establishes that any gambling center without authorization, in which banned games are performed, as well as illegal bets and draws, will be closed.

The same document reminds that the jurisdiction of the federal government in territorial and patrimonial sea, as well as in the exclusive economic zone, islands and reefs where the same laws are applicable to any type of vessel.

The installation process for this riverboat casino has been taken up again, according to sources, and the figure of “Foreign Books” will be used, under which horse races and dog races operate in Caliente group.

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