"We are going to ‘clean up’ the government. We have a problem and we are going to solve it because we are coherent and persistent," Presidente López Obrador said, and added that having granted casino licenses since President Vicente Fox's administration was ‘inadequate’. He admitted that during his administration, some permits were also granted but they will continue 'cleaning up'.
"We want no more casinos to open and no more permits to be granted, that began during Vicente Fox’s administration and was not adequate," he said. "We are not going to grant such permits. Some licenses may have been issued but that is because we need to clean up the government, and we have been doing that for a long time now, but we are not done yet."
"It is sometimes noted that for each authorized casino about seven million pesos are obtained,” the president added. "Yes, probably, we would have to look into that. The Secretary of the Interior has to conduct an investigation and if these licenses have been wronfully granted, they should be revoked," the president added.