In Mexican politics, there are those who say that everything changes so as to keep everything the same. Considering the causativeness of politics, this might be said with regard to advances in Mexico's gaming industry and the seemingly perpetual debate over an ongoing prohibition of full-fledged casinos and certain other gambling activities.
The casino debate goes on intermittently, whereas broader gaming proposals continue to gather dust in committee in Congress. Reform legislation for Mexico's outdated Federal Gaming and Raffles Law of 1947 is still mired in three committees of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house in the bicameral legislature. Of the three, the Tourism Commission, or Committee, has normally been the lead (yet hitherto uncreative) entity on this matter.