The ban on casinos in Brazil spans decades In recent years, the discussion about the release of activity in physical establishments has returned with force due to the possibility of stimulating the tourism sector, the economy and the generation of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in All country.
Bill 442/1991 establishing the Legal Framework for Gambling in the country was approved in the Chamber of Deputies and is now awaiting its consideration in the Federal Senate. Under the proposal, casinos will be able to offer card games, roulette games, slot machines and other bets integrated into resorts.
According to news from the Aqui Notícias portal, the return of physical casinos can make a difference to tourism and job creation in Espírito Santo. In an interview with the website, the president of the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry of Espírito Santo (ABIH-ES), Nerleo Caus, pointed out that the release of the activity in the country could represent up to 4 thousand new jobs in the state.
According to Caus, the approval of the Legal Framework for Gambling would result in a major revolution for tourist services in Espirito Santo, as well as the installation of a casino could generate around 1,500 new direct jobs and 4,000 indirect jobs.
For the president of ABIH-ES, this is a practice that stimulates a huge tourist flow because people leave from other places just to have the experience of betting. “When I say casino, I mean the entire project of an integrated casino, with art and leisure, with shows, with galleries with gastronomy and with recreational things that generate attractiveness”, he told Aqui Notícias.
Brazil is the main exporter of casino players in the world
According to a survey carried out by the Instituto Jogo Legal (IJL), Brazil holds the status of the main ‘exporter’ of casino players on the planet. This means that around 200,000 Brazilians travel abroad annually to enjoy this type of entertainment, as the practice is still prohibited in the country.