Online casino in Mexico

Casinos in Mexico operate under the Ley Federal de Juegos y Sorteos (Ley Federal de Juegos y Sorteos [1], then referred to as the Law), adopted in 1947 and amended in 2019. The Ministry of the Interior of Mexico issues regulations to supplement the provisions of the current Federal Law.

The gambling market in Mexico is regulated by the Direccion General de Juegos y Sorteos [2] (General Directorate of Games and Pranks or Directorate), which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación [3]).

The original version of the Law allowed only the National Lottery, chess, draughts, bets on races and races, ball games, bowling, billiards, and sports games. The rest of the entertainment was prohibited. With gambling market development, the Ministry has issued regulations to help the Office regulate online resources.

Online Casino Rating in Mexico

Licensed casino sites provide gambling services only for adult players (over 18 years). To protect the personal and payment of visitors use in high-tech SSL-encryption systems.

After registering on the site and making a deposit, new users can use the welcome bonuses: additional draws, bonus spins.

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Casino Caliente MX
3168points
3.8
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GanaBet MX
3070points
3.7
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Codere MX
3068points
3.7
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Betway MX
2959points
3.7
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Top 10 Casino Games in Mexico
All casino games (5972)

Classic slot machines and online slots with a progressive jackpot, blackjack (premium, Super Fun 21, American), roulette (French, European) are popular.

Panda King
Panda King
Ainsworth
Fire Joker
Fire Joker
Play And Go
Buffalo Blitz
Buffalo Blitz
Playtech
50 Dragons
50 Dragons
Aristocrat
Bingolicious
Bingolicious
Caleta
Caramelo
Caramelo
R-franco
Jungle Monkeys
Jungle Monkeys
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Top Casino Software in Mexico
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The Mexican gambling market is open to foreign developers. Mexican licensees have the right to cooperate with foreign companies that create gaming software under contract.

Popular products are software developers: Isoftbet, NetEnt, Zitro, Mga, Pragmatic Play.It There are online games with live dealers, such as from suppliers Evolution Gaming and Playtech.

Amatic
Amatic
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E-gaming
E-gaming
95 games
Wazdan
Wazdan
133 games
Greentube
Greentube
432 games
Bfgames
Bfgames
58 games
Barcrest
Barcrest
54 games
NetEnt
NetEnt
158 games
Sagaming
Sagaming
37 games
Nextgen
Nextgen
240 games
Egt
Egt
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Legislation for online casinos in Mexico

License It gives by the General Direction of Games and Drawings.
Law Ley Federal de Juegos y Sorteos from 1947 Federal Law «On Games and Pranks» with amendments Reglamento de la ley federal de juegos y sorteos [4]
Online casino tax Income tax — 30%
Tax on winnings — 12%
Winning tax for players 6% of the winnings
Sanctions for Operators 

Penalty from 100 to 5000 pesos

Criminal liability is from 1 month to 2 years.

Website Language Spanish, English, Portuguese
Payment System Visa, MasterСard, Neteller, Paysafecard, Todito Cash

Regulating casinos in Mexico


In 1947, the President of Mexico signed a law that gave the General Directorate of Games and Drawings the power to regulate, permit and control betting and lottery games. The Directorate oversaw by the Mexican Ministry of the Interior (hereafter, the Ministry).

The Ministry has issued the corresponding additions to Reglamento de la ley federal de juegos y sorteos to regulate virtual gambling establishments in the country. The Directorate is responsible for monitoring, sectioning, controlling, and monitoring money-betting and raffle games by these amendments. An exception is the National Lottery, which is directly regulated by the Law.

The provisions of the Law are binding throughout Mexico (31 states and one federal district). For related issues in the gambling industry, the following rules apply Consumer Protection Law, Personal Data Protection Law, General Health Law, national and local taxes.

There were no specific legal provisions that could be applied to Internet gambling establishments if foreign operators offered them. But the authorities consider the direct activities of casinos with cross-licenses as illegal. Mexican legislation provides for the possibility of cooperation between licensees and companies registered in the country. Individuals have the right to make transactions not prohibited by Mexican Law.  

Licensing online casino in Mexico

Bets must be allowed by the Office, which has the right to grant a license only for permitted gambling: 

  • automatic machines;
  • roulette;
  • card games;
  • bingo;
  • bets on sports and random events;
  • lottery. 

Only Mexican legal entities may apply for a license. 

A company with a physical institution and a permit to open a gambling house in Mexico (after this — the license holder) has the right to enter into a partnership with an unlicensed person (after this — the operator), including foreigners.

The operator shall comply with the laws of Mexico. The license holder and the operator with a permission issued in a foreign jurisdiction may establish a joint venture to open an online casino in Mexico.  

Internet institutions in Mexico prohibited from providing any form of a credit to visitors. Violations of the law are the license holder's responsibility, the operator, and the participant in illegal lotteries.

An application for a license submitted to the Office and a package of documents (requirements and list specified in the Law and Regulations (Reglamento de la Ley Federal de Juegos y Sorteos). The cost of the application and the insurance fund size can found in the «Tariffs [5]» section on the Office's official website.

Each issued license published on the Office's official website in the section Permisos Autorizados de Juegos y Sorteos [6].

Protecting online casino players in Mexico

Gambling is strictly prohibited for minors (under 18 years). The Mexican authorities have defined the primary purpose of gaming — entertainment and recreation. 

Online casinos should recommend users to play responsibly:

  • taking breaks in the gambling process;
  • using limits on bets;
  • applying self-exclusion if necessary;
  • not playing in a depressed state.

On the sites, there are warnings about gambling addiction and organizations' contacts, where you can contact addicts.

Technical support contacts for players and ludomania

For gambling addiction control, contact the Centro de Orientación Telefónica 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 01 800 911 200. Operators advise users from all over Mexico.

General Directorate of Games and Sweepstakes in Mexico
General Directorate of Games and Sweepstakes in Mexico
Mexico
Addiction Prevention and Care Center (UNAM Faculty of Psychology)
Addiction Prevention and Care Center (UNAM Faculty of Psychology)
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México, Acapulco, Colonia Oxtopulco Universidad, Delegación Coyoacán, ciudad universitian
Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
O.R.S. ÁREA 21 ESPAÑA, Apartado Postal 1002, 39080 Santander
Centro Samadhi clínica especializada en Ludopatía o Juego Compulsivo centro de rehabilitación de Alcoholismo, Drogadicción y Transtornos Alimenticios
Centro Samadhi clínica especializada en Ludopatía o Juego Compulsivo centro de rehabilitación de Alcoholismo, Drogadicción y Transtornos Alimenticios
Ej. Santa Isabel, 31313 Chihuahua, Chihuahua

It is available to contact consultants online casino by phone, email, and round the clock chat. You can contact the Office directly.

Customer service center
Customer service center
Calle Versalles 49, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX, Mexico
FAQ about Online Casinos in Mexico
Why do you need to verify users at online casinos in Mexico?

To confirm the identity and age of 18 +, to prevent fraudulent actions by the player.  

What documents must provide when registering at an online casino in Mexico?

ID card with a photo (passport, driver's license), may require proof of residence, payment card details. 

What is RTP slot machines in a Mexican casino?

It is a percentage of the player's bets that the casino pays in the form of winnings. For example, the game RTP = 95%, then each peso player will return to 95 centavos to win.