Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.
Gallo Extra Intransparente by Clemente Jacques y Cia S.A., Mexico
Naipes Cassino de Don Clemente, Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., Mexico, c.1988
Naipes El León
Naipe Extra 'Las Dos Torres' manufactured by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico
MEXICO shares a long tradition with Spain in the field of playing cards. The early Spanish colonists carried packs of playing cards with them, and when these wore out new ones would have been made from local materials, maybe drum skins or rawhide. The first printing press was established in Mexico in the 1539. Prohibitions were passed as early as 1539 and the Estanco de Naipes (playing-card monopoly) was established in 1576.