Mexico City’s government has declared that it would allow a variety of entertainment venues, including betting shops, casinos and bowling alleys, to be reactivated. And in case a lockout mechanism stays in place, the reopening will occur.
In order to respond to economic demands, a decline in hospitalisations has prompted the government to decide to reopen casinos and stores, while the number of infected people continues to increase.
Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government, advised: “It’s important to tell the public that we must continue to have our guard up. We’ve been experiencing the pandemic for seven months now, and in this city in particular there’s a desire to return to normality. But it’s important that we continue to implement preventive measures.”
Every day, casinos and betting shops will be able to run from 10 am to 10 pm. They will, however, need to make sure they run at 30 percent of their total capacity. It would only be possible for players to stay for an hour.
In addition, constant disinfection will occur and the public and workers will be expected to wear masks at all times. The restaurant areas will be closed, and in the immediate future there is no return date.
A new measure to help legal gaming operators has recently been announced by the Government of Mexico City with the cancellation of the 6 percent tax on lottery prizes until December 31 , 2020. In August, the lottery asked the Ministry of Finance for permission to spend $1.5 million to upgrade the equipment it uses to carry out the draws.
According to the organisation, because they have broken glass, 24.13 percent of the computers “are useless,” are scratched and some pieces are worn with cables in bad condition.