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Chile – Chile’s gaming regulator calls for online gaming to aid shuttered sector

By - 5 June 2020

The Superintendency of Gambling Casinos (SCJ), the gaming regulator in Chile, wants the government to legalise online gaming to help the country’s casino operators who have been forced to suspend all operations since March 18.

A spokesperson at the SCJ said: “To legislate on a new activity, such as online gambling, it is first necessary to have a complete understanding of the phenomenon, so that its regulation and supervision are effective and allow its adaptation to the evident technological changes that could affect the form of exploitation.”

“For this, a balance must be sought between their economic development, as well as their sustainable development, through which the trust of the players is honoured and ensured, minors are protected with respect to their confrontation with the game, as well as the interests of the State related to the payment of taxes, efficiently implement policies to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, among other permanent values that must be safeguarded and guaranteed.”

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