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June 12, 2021

It looks to bring certainty to players and bettors

Mexican political parties presented an initiative to regulate games of chance

(Mexico).- Representatives of political parties PSD, PAN and PRD presented an initiative to regulate games such as roulette, darts, cards, horse races and greyhound races, as well as slots, among others.

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egislators, members of the Sub commission of Games and Draws of the Tourism Commission, said that the aim of this proposal is to erradicate corruption and impunity in the issuance of licenses and the application of norms related to bets and draws.

The proposal intends to approve the Federal Gaming Law with Bets and Draws rule this activity in Mexico, under a transparent legal frame that brings security to players and bettors.

The document says that, the technological improvement of the sector made some rules and legal norms obsolete, so it is imperative to regulate the activity.

The proposal aims to boost tourism, as well as the development of local and regional entities. “We want to generate new employment opportunities and stimulate investments for programs of economic and social development, mainly in the communities in which entertainment centres are installed”, said the initiative.

It adds that, in order to combat corruption and impunity, it establishes that the licenses will be subject to regulation of the Federal Law against Organized Crime.

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