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June 23, 2021

The venues closed their doors for five weeks

Mexican casinos lost more than us$ 29.5 million due to Swine Flu

(Mexico).- The Mexican games of chance industry lost around us$ 29,599,679 due to Swine Flu (A/H1N1), affirmed Alfonso Pérez Lizaur, president of the Association of the Games and Draws Licensees (APJS).

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n a press conference, Pérez Lizaur said that, due to the disease, the industry had to close its doors for five weeks. This affected 731 remote Sports Books centers; 364 bingo halls or Yaks); six horse racetracks, tour greyhound racetracks and three frontons.

According to APJS numbers, the games of chance and draws industry generates investments for around us$ 1,5 billion and 35,000 employments. Pérez Lizaur explained that the us$ 29,599,679 also includes the effects of the economic crisis.

According to the executive, by the end of 2009, the net margin of the industry after taxes will decrease an 8 %, from the 12 % reported during 2008.

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