The casino industry of Chile appears to have suffered no lasting damage from the February 2010 earthquake.
GamblingCompliance reports that gross gaming revenue for the 15 federally regulated casinos reached $247.5 million in the first half of 2011, up 146 percent on the same period the year earlier.
Leading the rise was the Monticello Grand Casino, which had revenues of $69.9 million. The Casino Marina del Sol was second with $31 million and the Casino Rinconada third with $27.4 million.
WMS proved to be the leader among slot producers when it came to floor space. The company’s machines accounted for 18.5 percent of the 8,267 gaming machines in operation during H1 2011.
Bally Technologies just beat out previous market leader Atronic, with 18.1 percent compared to 18 percent. IGT had 17.2 percent of the total.
Slot win averaged $143.60 per day, with those of the Monticello Grand holding $199 per machine.
The 2005 law allows for a total of 18 casinos. Additionally, there are seven casinos operated by municipalities.