Casinos in Mexico

Casinos in Mexico are a recent reintroduction into the country, after casino gambling was legalised in Mexico in 2004. But casinos in Mexico have wasted little time in catching up to other gambling holiday destinations and the country now boasts a number of attractive gambling holiday locations, with plenty more in the planning stages.

Mexico’s border with the USA is a prime location for hotel and casino resorts, with close to 50 casinos and hotel and casino resorts either already built or planned in close proximity to California in border cities like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.

Mexico is a prime gambling holiday location not only because it is so close to America’s glamorous and fast-paced state of California, but also because it is already a major international tourist destination in its own right.

Mexico links North America to the Central American region and boasts long stretches of coastline, so casinos in Mexico can often be found in seaside tourist resorts, including the famous cities of Acapulco and Cancun.

Added to this, because Mexico is so close to Las Vegas (in terms of international destinations), a number of major casino operators based in Nevada’s capital have targeted Mexico as a prime spot for expanding their international hotel and casino resort operations.

Dog and horseracing are both also extremely popular with Mexico’s local population and the Hippodrome de la Americas is a well-known horseracing track worldwide.

If you are looking for poker action on your gambling holiday, there are certainly casinos in Mexico that will cater to your craving! But don’t expect your poker exerience to blow you away – even in the casinos in Mexico, poker still lags some way behind other forms of gambling.

The largest of the casinos in Mexico opened early in 2008. The Caliente Casino in Tijuana cost almost $30 million to build and houses an impressive 1 333 electronic slots and gaming machines, as well as several table games. The casino is part of major investment in Tijuana, with a soccer stadium with a capacity of over 30 000 recently completed, followed swiftly by the opening of an expansive shopping centre spread over 425 000 square feet.