Senator Proposes ‘Taking Advantage of Reforms’ to Regulate Gambling in Brazil

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 Senator Proposes 'Taking Advantage of Reforms' to Regulate Gambling in Brazil
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Recently, Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA) declared that the National Congress should “take advantage of the momentum” of the debates on reforms to legalize gambling in Brazil.

In progress in the Senate, the bill (PL) 186/2014, by Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI), is just one of several proposals that provides for the release of bingos, online bets, casinos and other activities in the country.

According to the calculation of the senator from Bahia, the gambling industry could put around R $ 20 billion in public coffers in taxes annually.

“I think we have to take advantage of this momentum of this reformist Congress, of which I am a part, to legalize the games. There are another R $ 20 billion that will help the country, ”said the politician.

Component of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the approval of the Regulatory Framework for the Games in Brazil, Colonel has been favorable to the regulation of the sector for years. “We cannot fail to contemplate those who are playing the game of animals, those of slot machines and electronic machines”, he declared.

Still in 2014, the president of the republic at the time, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promoted the revocation of the license of more than a thousand bingo halls that still operated in the national territory. The action took place through a provisional measure (MP).

Politicians predict economic growth with the release of the game in Brazil

The political supporters of the game in Brazil, on the other hand, estimate extremely high amounts in taxes, the creation of new job vacancies and an increase in the arrival of foreign tourists to the country based on sector regulations.

In addition, Angelo Coronel also pointed out that Brazil is one of the three countries that are part of the G20 that have not legalized gambling activities. This block is formatted by Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

When it comes to the G8, all nations have already regulated this industry. And, according to the senator from Bahia, Brazil is the exception within Mercosur. Since all other member countries have already opted for the legalization of the segment.