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lancaster ohio
posts: 149
reviews: 12
Slot Machines

any gambling in or around ixtapa

Minnesota
posts: 4,384
reviews: 6
1. Re: Slot Machines

Nope.

Lewiston, California
posts: 8,982
reviews: 63
2. Re: Slot Machines

Only when riding in Seat beltless" Cabs!

Fort Myers, Florida
posts: 734
reviews: 25
3. Re: Slot Machines

There was talk of it several years ago starting with a potential casino in PV and several other tourist destinations, but that never went anywhere. Personally I'm not against gambling but I don't want to see it Mexico. It would destroy all the things that make it special.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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for Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Cabo San Lucas
posts: 8,074
reviews: 6
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There are many casinos now in Mexico...many of them are US owned...

miamiherald.com/2013/01/25/3200504/us-casino…

I have been in some of them in Mazatlan and in Cabo San Lucas. They are always very busy, and they have sports betting which is a big draw.

These are not the casinos like we find here in the USA...but you can play and have fun.

When the Melia/Azul built their new conference center I was walking thru the consturction with the manager and he was so proud to show me how it was all wired to be right-ready when the gambling law was passed to have full casinos. The Krystal at about this same time got winds of the Melia hotel's plans and did a total remodel of their conference center to be wired and up and ready. But neither have opened a Mexican casino as of now.

The biggest problem is that the Mexican government is worried about who will be the actual owners...not the ones who sign on the dotted line, but who has the money behind the dotted line signer. They do not want the drug lords to be the owners...

Fort Myers, Florida
posts: 734
reviews: 25
5. Re: Slot Machines

Without table games they are nothing more than glorified video arcades but not what most of us would consider or call a casino. We have them all over Florida too but soon to be shut down. The ones proposed but not approved several years ago would have been Vegas style gambling.

Edited: 1:40 pm, April 06, 2013
Lewiston, California
posts: 8,982
reviews: 63
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After many delays The "Casino" (such as it is) is scheduled to open in Nuevo Vallarta on April 20.

I personally have mixed feelings about these in Mexico. If they help bring in tourists I guess it's OK, but wonder what problems they will also bring?

North Saanich...
posts: 2
7. Re: Slot Machines

I heard there are casinos in Playa Del Carmen. And Cancon.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico
posts: 1,911
reviews: 26
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There are a couple of places here in Zihua that the locals call "casinos", but they are more like what we know as pinball machines. However, you can win/lose by playing. One of our local friends likes to stop in after he & my husband have gone for breakfast at the mercado.

Minnesota
posts: 4,384
reviews: 6
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They aren't Pachinko machines are they Linda?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachinko

Keith

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