Casino shut down over social unrest Chilean Gaming regulator authorizes

The country has been under the control of widespread disturbances for the past two weeks, which has led the government to declare a state of emergency.

What began as a response to rising subway fares in the capital, Santiago, has become a powerful protest against economic and social conditions across the country, including a growing gap between the rising cost. of life between rich and poor. It’s included

Protest Pandemic

At least 20 people have died, 2,500 injured and 2,840 arrested, long considered one of the most stable countries in Latin America.

The conservative government of President Sebastián Piñera was completely blinded by the magnitude of the protests.
Some 81 stations were sacked, 17 were burned to the ground, deploying forces to restore order.

Since then, the protests have spread to the cities, especially Concepción, San Antonio and Valparaíso, but, as long as the riots continue, it remains largely peaceful.

Casinos Unscathed?

It is not clear how many casinos, if any, have chosen to comply with the game controller’s suspension notice, which will remain in place as long as the circumstances remain “extraordinary.”

The country has a well established casino industry, consisting of seven old casinos owned by the city and 18 new private locations established through a casino expansion law enacted in 2005.

Many private casinos have only two operators, Sun Dreams and Anand.
Vin del del Casino, the oldest casino in Chile and the second largest income generator, is located in Viana del Mar, part of the Greater Valparaso metropolitan area.

But The Tico Times reported that when people in Veena del Mar and Valparacio took to the streets and chanted slogans against the government, there was no violence to talk about.

New reality

As for President Piñera, a million people marched on Sunday to demand his resignation, it seems that the message is sinking.

On Monday, he dismissed his entire cabinet and promised to notify all my ministers “to restructure my cabinet to face these new demands” translated by the BBC.

“We are in a new reality,” he said. “Chile is different from what it was a week ago.”

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