Gross Gaming Revenue for the casinos operating in Chile including the seven municipal casinos stood at $39,793m in March. This is an increase of two per cent compared to the same month last year, but a decrease of 0.1 per cent over the last 12 months. According to the Chilean Gaming Control Board (SJC) Gross Gaming Revenue for the casinos which already come under the supervision of the SJC stood at $27,413m and made up 68.9 per cent of the total. Gross Gaming Revenue for the seven municipal casinos stood at $12,380m making up 31.1 per cent.
The number of visitors to the non municipal casinos in March stood at 455,152 a 4 per cent increase when compared to March 2016. On average visitors spent $60,228 each 0.9 per cent more when compared to March 2016. Meanwhile, total visitors to the municipal casinos (not including the casino in Puerto Varas which does not record this information) stood at 250,968 for the month of March. However data for average visitor spend in the municipal casinos is still unavailable for the municipal casinos.
The amount gambled in March via the 9,806 gaming machines that were in operation in the 17 non municipal casinos amounted to $362,419m. The prizes paid to players reached $340,229m, which made up 93.9 per cent of the total amount wagered. As a result, gross win stood at $22,191m.
In terms of gross gaming income generated by the casinos of the total Sun Monticello came in first place with 16 per cent of market share ($6,367m). Casino de Viña del Mar came in second with 13 per cent ($5,189m). Casino Rinconada 10.1 per cent ($4,012m). Marina del Sol Talcahuano 8.4 per cent ($3,327m). Coquimbo 6.4 per cent ($2,545m). Enjoy Antofagasta 5.9 per cent ($2,340m). Dreams Temuco 5.0 per cent ($1,996m). Casino de Iquique 4.2 per cent ($1,675m). Dreams Punta Arenas 4.0 per cent ($1,594m). Casino Puerto Varas 3.3 per cent ($1,333m). Dreams Valdivia 2.6 per cent ($1,046 m). Gran Casino de Talca 2.6 per cent ($1,044m). Marina del Sol Calama 2.6 per cent ($1,032m). Antay Casino & Hotel 2.3 per cent ($914 m). Casino de Pucón 2.3 per cent ($911m). Marina del Sol Osorno 2.1 per cent ($832m). Casino de Juegos del Pacífico 2.0 per cent ($788m). Casino de Colchagua 1.5 per cent ($595m). Casino de Arica 1.4 per cent ($574 m). Dreams Coyhaique 1.2 per cent ($478 m). Casino Gran Los Angeles 1.0 per cent ($394 m). Enjoy Chiloé 0.9 per cent ($368 m). Ovalle Casino Resort S.A. 0.7 per cent ($286 m) and Casino de Natales 0.4 per cent ($4m).
In March the municipalities and regions where the casinos are located received a total of $4,473m in gaming tax revenue from the seventeen non municipal casinos while they also generated an additional $1,477m in tax on entrance fees for the state. On top of this amount they also generated $4,377m in gaming VAT.