Operaciones el Escorial pulls out of Chile casino licence application process

| By Marese O'Hagan
Chile’s casino regulator Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego (SCJ) has revealed that casino operator Operaciones el Escorial S.A has withdrawn its application for an casino operating licence in the Antofagasta region.
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Operaciones el Escorial S.A, which operates under the Enjoy Group, was first established in 2008.

The operator withdrew its application in a letter sent to SCJ.

Following this, the regulator issued an exempt resolution on 4 May which officially removed Operaciones el Escorial S.A’s application.

Operaciones el Escorial S.A applied for the licence under SCJ’s casino permit renewal process, which opened in September 2021.

After the process opened, SCJ made progress in issuing operating permits to the Enjoy San Antonio and Enjoy Santiago properties in the Valparaíso region.

The process saw a number of operators make applications for licences or licence renewals, before the deadline of 22 February 2022.

The evaluation of the proposals will end on 23 June.

SCJ said that it would continue to assess 12 other applicants, which were presented in October and November 2021 and in January this year.

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