Sun Dreams challenges SCJ over municipal licence decision

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Chilean operator Sun Dreams has launched a legal challenge against the Superintendencia de Casinos y Juegos (SCJ), over the regulator’s decision to award two concessions in the recent tender for the country’s seven municipal licences, to its rival Enjoy.

Sun Dreams filed a legal challenge with the Santiago Appeals Court, disputing the SCJ’s resolutions awarding the casino resort concessions for Pucón and Puerto Varas to Enjoy.

“In both cases, [Enjoy presented] proposals with incorrect technical criteria, in violation of the applicable sectoral regulations, which allowed it to reduce the associated costs,” Sun Dreams stated in its submission to the court. “The winning bidder submitted a project with lower associated costs, which allowed it to present an economic offer of greater value than that offered by [Sun Dreams], which ultimately determined the decision of the contest in [Enjoy’s] favour.”

Sun Dreams has requested that the court overturn the SCJ’s decision and asked that it order the regulator to hold a fresh tender process for both concessions.

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