ast Tuesday, Luis Calvo Reyes, head of Juegos y Sorteos and Manuel Sánchez Ortega, from Junta de Control de Juegos —the gambling regulatory bodies in Mexico and Panama— had a meeting aimed at discussing gambling regulations in each country. Among the topics covered were controlling measures and taxation.
Calvo Reyes pointed out that in his country, measures against illegal gambling were strengthened upon the request of Olga Sánchez Cordero, Secretary of the Mexican Office for Domestic Affairs. He also announced that, pursuant to her offices’ regulations, the Dirección de Juegos y Sorteos is the only entity authorized to issue permits for the development of games of chance and raffles, other than those offered by the National Lottery.
During the meeting, the regulators shared experiences and best practice for the development of different gambling verticals, as well as law enforcement and the oversight of the industry.
Sánchez Ortega spoke about the addition of category C slots in his country, as well as the work done to strengthen responsible gambling measures and safeguards to protect under-aged and socially vulnerable individuals.