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Tag Archives: Chilean Gaming Control Board

Chile – Investigation into possible collusion between operators

Chile’s National Competition Authority (FNE) revealed that it has carried out a series of raids involving directors of casino operators in Chile. The agency is believed to be carrying out an investigation over possible collusion within the industry. During the raid, computers, cell phones and documents were taken, which are now in the hands of the…

Chile – Gaming board renews ten licences

The Chilean Gaming Board (SCJ) renewed the operating license of ten casinos during the Public Hearing for the opening of the economic bids on Friday. Operators had been invited to submit their bids as part of the licensing process for twelve licences that will be available as of July 2023.   All of the permits…

Chile – Online gambling bill delayed at request of executive branch

The Economy Commission in the Chamber of Deputies has delayed discussions over online gambling legislation after it received a request from the executive branch. The request was made by Representatives of the Ministry of Finance headed by Minister Mario Marcel who asked the parliamentary working group to delay the debate on the bill for thirty…

Chile – SJC warns football clubs that online betting advertising is illegal

The Chilean Gaming Board (SJC) has warned that football clubs accepting sponsorship and advertising deals from online sports betting companies are breaking the law. In a strongly worded statement to local press the SJC emphasised that it was illegal for anyone apart from the state owned company Polla Chilena de Beneficencia, the Lotería de Concepción…

Chile – Chile’s Head of Gaming Board reveals new details for licences

The Head of the Chilean Gaming control Board (SJC) Vivien Villagrán Acuña has revealed more details regarding the upcoming tender process. A number of casino licences are up for renewal meaning that operators can apply for a licence renewal or other operators may put in a bid. The 12 licenses will be available in the…

Chile – Chile’s Gaming Board readying for new round of licences

Head of the Chilean Gaming control Board (SJC) Vivien Villagrán has reassured potential investors that the relicensing of 14 casinos will be very different to the tender for the municipal licences. The new licensing process will be more attractive for operators as there will be no special conditions or minimum offers set down by the…

Chile – Chile’s Gaming Board postpones tender process

The Chilean Gaming Control Board (SJC) has decided to postpone the hearing for the submission of tenders for the bidding for the municipal casino licences scheduled to take place on November 4. According to a statement released by the SJC via its website the decision was made while The Santiago Appeals Court considers a number…

Chile – Head of Chilean Gaming Board highlights changes to the industry

The Head of the Chilean Gaming Control Board (SCJ), Renato Hamel, has pointed out the importance of the municipal licences in a round of meetings in Hong Kong and Macau. The sessions have been organised by the Committee on Foreign Investment as part of Chile Week 2015, a trade and Investment seminar attended by 120…

Chile – New licence in Chile following Termas de Chillan annulment

The Resolution Council of the Chilean Gaming Control Board (SCJ) has announced that starting in January 2014 it will begin the licensing process for a new casino after Termas de Chillan withdrew from the market in 2013. The SJC officially accepted Termas de Chillan’s withdrawal in November after the operator blamed bad market conditions as…