Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gambling in Cancun- PlayCity

Over the years many people have asked whether there is legalized gambling in Cancun. Up until now, there hasn't been, except for sports betting at Caliente. Last night while at Plaza Kukulkan, I noticed a new place called "PlayCity". Row upon row of video gaming machines. Not a soul in the place except for some tuxedoed attendants. I have no idea how long they've been open and not sure if they will last if they don't get anyone in the door.

I was very surprised to see this place, as far as I knew, gambling has been debated and dismissed many times in Cancun. If Max hadn't been with me, I may have even gone in and thrown a few pesos away down the abyss of the dinging flashing pretty poker machines. Heck, I play the lottery, why not a little video gambling? I'll be watching this place with great curiosity, see what kind of trouble or good things it brings to Cancun. I would be very unhappy to see this place downtown, sucking the money out of local pockets, but if it's just another way to grab a tourist buck, no problemo para mi!


Brice said...

I don't know if I'd go there. Most visitors to Cancun don't think highly of the peso, so wouldn't really care to win. The math to convert to their native currency would probably hurt, considering they may be wearing your hubby's "1tequila, 2tequila..." shirt.

CancunCanuck said...

Aw, you banker types, always with the conversions and the currencies and the tequila. ;-)

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