Chile: Superintendency of Gaming Casinos (SCJ) : 11 gambling casinos partially reopened their facilities during the month of November, generating a tax contribution of $ 1,291 million

11 gambling casinos partially reopened their facilities during the month of November, generating a tax contribution of $ 1,291 million

Between November 19 and 28, 2020, 11 gambling casinos resumed their operations, contributing a total of $ 1,291 million in taxes, of which $ 513 million correspond to the specific gambling tax destined to the Regional Governments and Municipalities where they operate [1 ] for the financing of development works, in addition to the sum of $ 682 million associated with the payment of VAT and $ 96 million corresponding to the entrance tax to gambling halls, which are destined to the general funds of the nation.

Reopening of gambling casinos

The gambling casinos that operated during November are the following:

 

CASINOS IN PARTIAL OPERATION DURING NOVEMBER

 

Casino Partial Operation in November

Commune

Reopening date

Step-by-step plan stage

 Luckia arica

Arica

11-26-2020

3

 Marina del Sol Calama

Calama

11-24-2020

3

 Enjoy Antofagasta

Antofagasta

28-11-2020

3

 Antay Casino & Hotel

Copiapo

11-19-2020

3

 Ovalle Casino & Resort

Ovalle

11-19-2020

4

 Pacific Casino 

San antonio

27-11-2020

3

 Enjoy Santiago 

Rinconada

11-19-2020

3

 Sun monticello 

Mustard

11-19-2020

3

 Colchagua Casino

Santa Cruz

11-19-2020

3

 Enjoy Coquimbo (municipal casino)

Coquimbo

11-20-2020

4

 Enjoy Viña del Mar (municipal casino)

Viña del Mar

11-19-2020

3

 

The Management and Prevention Protocol against COVID-19 in casinos and gaming and entertainment establishments (available at: https://www.economia.gob.cl/2020/03/27/protocolos-sanitarios-para-funcionamiento-de- companies.htm ), allows the gradual opening of gambling casinos that are located in the communes that are in Steps 3, 4 or 5, in accordance with the health protection conditions referred to in the protocol.

The reopening of the precincts located in those communes that are in Steps 3 and 4 is voluntary, while the gambling casinos have the instruction to carry out the mandatory reopening in those communes that enter in Step 5 "Advanced Opening" . To date, they have only opened casinos voluntarily in Steps 3 and 4 since no commune has gone to Step 5. Likewise, once the municipal gambling casino operating companies and concessionaires restart operations, they must maintain operation at least for three days a week, as long as the respective commune remains in Steps 3, 4 or 5.

Taxes collected

The regional governments and municipalities receive the funds from the specific gambling tax, the month following the payment thereof by the operating companies. Therefore, these resources will be received by local governments in February 2021. The distribution of the taxes collected is shown below.

 

TAXES November 2020 ($ Millions)

Region

casino

Specific tax Regional Government

Specific Municipal Tax

VAT

Per entry

Total

From Arica and Parinacota

Casino Luckia Arica

8.2

8.2

16.0

6.3

38.7

From Antofagasta

Marina de Sol Calama

9.0

9.0

18.1

5.7

41.8

39.3

Enjoy Antofagasta

9.0

9.0

17.0

4.3

From Atacama

Antay Casino & Hotel

21.5

21.5

43.9

16.3

103.2

From Coquimbo

Ovalle Casino Resort SA

8.3

8.3

15.7

6.5

38.7

 

Enjoy Coquimbo (municipal

---

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74.7

---

74.7

From Valparaíso

Pacific Games Casino

3.7

3.7

7.1

2.3

16.8

Rinconada Gaming Casino

45.5

45.5

86.5

14.0

191.5

Enjoy Viña (municipal casino)

---

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107.1

---

107.1

By O'Higgins

Sun monticello

146.8

146.8

286.8

39.3

619.8

Colchagua Casino

4.7

4.7

9.0

1.4

19.8

Total

257

257

682

96

1,291

 

Income and visits

The 9 gambling casinos authorized by Law No. 19,995 and the 2 municipal concession casinos that operated during the month of November 2020, recorded gross gaming revenues (win) of $ 4,279 million. Thus, daily revenues were, in real terms, 43.6% lower than that obtained in November 2019, for all the casinos that reopened.

Regarding visits, 39,042 people were registered who entered the 11 casinos that operated during November 2020. In comparison, daily visits were 57.2% less than those received in November 2019 in the same casinos.  

Regarding visitor spending, during the month of November an average spending of $ 109,374 per visit was recorded, which implies a real variation of 81% compared to November 2019.

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