Arthur Lira says that Legal Framework for Gambling can be voted on 'at any time'
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The project that establishes the new Legal Framework for Gambling in Brazil can be voted on in the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies next week. The information was released by the president of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), in a press conference held this Thursday, 10.

The president of the Chamber intends to take advantage of the remote sessions to put the proposal to a vote, in order to minimize pressure against the release of gambling in Brazil, according to the website O Antagonista.

“We made an agreement, exhausting the discussion, to vote [the text] at the beginning of this year. As gambling have already entered [the agenda, at the end of last year], the opinion has already been read, the discussion has already been closed, and there was an agreement to vote at the beginning of this year, he can enter [for a vote] at any time”, he said. Deputy Arthur Lira.

In recent days, Lira has put up for discussion two proposals of interest from two benches that were against the project of a new Legal Framework for Gambling: the project to grant real estate benefits to members of public security, a claim of the ‘bullet group’.

In addition, the president of the Chamber of Deputies also moved a measure linked to the use of pesticides, which had been in the National Congress for two decades, a demand from the government and the ‘ruralist group’.

New Legal Framework for Gambling can generate jobs and investments in Brazil

The project for the new Legal Framework for Gambling has Deputy Felipe Carreras (PSB-PE) as rapporteur. According to the parliamentarian, the release of gambling and betting in Brazil could open 700,000 new direct jobs in the short term. The impact, however, could result in up to 1.3 million new jobs in the country.

“It is clear that the country needs investments, which not only attract players, but international fairs that take place in these integrated resorts, which are already born with convention centers, shopping malls, something that attracts tourists. Today, Brazil is outside this script”, explained Carreras.