According to Miguel ngel Ochoa, President of the Association of Permit Holders, Operators, and Suppliers of the Entertainment and Gambling Industry in Mexico (AIEJA), the Mexican casino sector will not recover until February of next year.
He confirmed that 2020 was one of the worst years for the Mexican casino industry. It fell from a market value of P25,000m (over US$ 1,250m) to P10,000m (just over US$500m). Since the beginning of the pandemic, approximately 14 venues have been permanently closed.
Mr. Ochoa stated, “The Mexican casino industry will fully recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic until February 2022. 384 gaming halls were open in March of last year in the country. It had to close for three months due to the pandemic and health emergency and now there is around 370 open in their entirety.”