Main provisions of Gambling Law
The Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego is the entity in charge of regulating casinos in Chile based on the regulations of the Gaming Law.
Supreme Decree No. 287 of the Ministry of Finance of 2005 specifies the following:
Article 9 specifies the prohibition of entering gambling for specifics individuals:
- Those deprived of reason and those interdicted by dissipation.
- Persons who are in a manifest state of drunkenness or under the influence of drugs.
- Those who carry weapons, except for the Carabineros and Investigaciones officers, by the respective legislation and regulations.
- Those who provoke disorder, disturb the normal development of the games or commit irregularities in their practice.
- Those required cannot prove their identity with the corresponding official identification document.
Supreme Decree No. 1722, which approves regulations for the processing and granting of permits for the operation of gaming casinos and repeals Supreme Decree No. 211 of the Ministry of Finance of 2005, specifies the following in Article 2:
“Authorities may authorize up to 24 gaming casinos to operate in the national territory, subject to compliance with legal and regulatory conditions and requirements. They may authorize one casino in each country's regions and distribute the rest nationwide. However, they may not allow installing more than three gaming casinos in the same region. Additionally, in the Metropolitan Region, the installation of gaming casinos may not be authorized under any circumstances.”
Online gambling has no relevant regulation in the country, although the government has been developing a bill to legalize online gambling. Despite this, Chilean players can make use of international online casinos.