During the month of February, the 19 casinos that are partially operational in Chile provided $3.3 million in contributions. In May 2021, the revenue will be distributed across the country’s jurisdictions.
Despite the fact that the month began with 19 operating casinos – 14 of which had been granted a concession and five municipal casinos – new restrictions imposed in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases decreased the number to 17 in the first weeks of February.
The casinos in the cities of Arica, Talca, Chillán, Los Angeles, Coyhaique, and Natales are currently closed.
According to the official report of the Superintendency of Gambling Casinos (SCJ), the 19 casinos provided $11.4 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in February 2020, when all of the casinos were still open.
In addition, only 74,840 people visited the casinos in February 2020, which is only 10 percent of the total predicted in February 2020. Operators also reported that each individual spent about $100 at the facilities, meaning a real increase of about 100 percent over the same month last year.
Casinos posted $3.8 million in revenue in January. Just 14 of the South American country’s 26 approved casinos were open in the first month of the year. The 14 million dollars in gross gaming revenue produced by the ten casinos approved by Law 19.995 and the four casinos with municipal concessions is just 40.9 percent of what was reported in the same month the previous year.