Las Vegas style casinos coming to Mexico
It was officially confirmed this week that The Riviera Maya is being considered as a viable location for a new Las Vegas style mega resort, with Acapulco and Baja California also on the short list.
Gaming director for the Interior Ministry, Marcela González said the plan was to curb the proliferation of bookmakers in urban areas by steering new business to Las Vegas style resorts
Up to 775 new casinos could be up and running once permits are in place seeing a dramatic overhaul of national laws and regulations that have been in place since 1947.
There has been a massive crackdown in recent years on illegal gambling dens and shady casino operations which it is estimated generate over 25 billion pesos a year, laundering money to other criminal activity.