The Chilean Senate unanimously approved this week the bill allowing cruise vessels to operate their onboard casinos while sailing in Chilean waters. Read full article
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This may be good for the cruise industry. But what Punta Arenas really needs is a real port instead of just piers, plus decent port tariffs.Oct 07th, 2011 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I think it was a mistake when Chile originally banned cruise ships from operating their casinos in their waters. There was a drop in the number of cruise ships visiting Chile.Oct 07th, 2011 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I understand they wanted passengers to visit Chilean casinos, like the one at the Del Mar in Vina but cruise ships make a fortune from their casinos and they can easily take their business elsewhere; and they did.
Anybody know which countries around the South American cruise routes do NOT allow casino activity within their territorial water/EEZ?Oct 07th, 2011 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Presumably if there is no on-shore gambling provision it is not a conflict of interest and therefore 'no problem'.
Point of pedantry:
from a peak of . . . 317.500 visitors in 2008, . . . dropped to 145.000 visitors in the 2010/11 season, which means that in three years landing of visitors dropped 46%.
Seems to me it dropped 54%