A gambling casino in Mérida has been shut down after an employee found a spy camera in the women’s room.
Officers with Mexico’s Ministry of Public Security and Civil Protection agencies shut down the Winpot Casino in Miguel Hidalgo’a Plaza Las Americas following the complaint.
The employee reported the finding to her bosses, who in turn fired her, she wrote on social media.
The casino manager allegedly replied, falsely, that bathrooms are “common areas” and approved for security cameras. Additionally, all surveillance equipment must be clearly marked under federal law. This camera was discreetly tucked into a corner near the ceiling, able to catch images of unknowing patrons.
In November 2021, police shut the same casino down for violating several rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, staying open past legal operating hours and violating capacity laws. In March 2020, Winpot was forced to stop charging non-members 500 pesos (US$25) to for a COVID-19 test before entering the casino.