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June 20, 2021

Against all odds

Mexico: Games of chance recover despite the economic crisis

(Mexico).- Despite the national economic crisis, there was a slight recovery in the demand of games of chance and lottery this year, compared to 2008. The general assistant director of sales of Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública, Manuel Flores Campos, explained that they expected a growth of 13 %, but they will reach just 8.1 %, which, according to him, is an encouraging number considering the current financial situation.

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rom January to May this year, they delivered us$ 38.703.999 to the Treasury of the Federation, that represents the 70.8 % of the annual total published in the Federal Law of Income for 2009.

Representatives of the government company visited the city of Veracruz to train personnel and inform about the new promotions and draws. The director of finance of Pronósticos, Juan García Martínez, commented that, despite the economic crisis, people still choose these games, because they are confident they will obtain any of the prizes.

In Veracruz, the growth corresponds to the national average (8.4 %) and add 808 points of sale, while the country has 9,244 traditional agencies and 9,248 additional agencies, which brings a total of 18,492 points of sale.

He commented that Pronósticos is a profitable company, because it does not have accounts to charge to their agents, which allows them to have liquidity; besides, with 380 employees in the country, it generates more than us$ 605,933,452 in incomes a year.

In 2008, the South East regional Deputy Direction was the one that obtained the biggest growth of sales with a 11.54 %, while the central zone only achieved the 4.85 %.

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