Integrated resorts generate billions of dollars, Senator Irajá Silvestre comments on the integration of casinos and resorts
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The bill for the release of gambling and casinos was approved in February in the Chamber of Deputies, and is now awaiting its moment in the Federal Senate, which should address the agenda after the October elections.

The idea of ​​the bench that supports the legalization of games is to take advantage of a window after the elections and before the end of the legislature. One way that can be explored to attract more support was to link the PL to another that allows the construction of resorts with casinos in Brazil, authored by Senator Irajá Silvestre (PSD).

The senator argues that this integration of resorts and casinos can generate 200 thousand jobs and attract investments of R$ 44 billion.

“Brazil is not in a position to refuse new investments. Integrated resorts are a business model that generates billions of dollars in revenue for governments and companies around the world”, says Irajá.

Legalization of casinos and betting in Brazil must be voted on in the Senate after the elections

Parliamentarians who support the proposal that regulates the Legal Framework for Gaming in Brazil are considering the possibility that the bill will advance in the Federal Senate in a window of opportunity that will occur after the elections.

Several senators will run again this year. However, pressure increased after the approval of the bill that defined a new national floor for nurses.

The relationship between the two proposals lies in the fact that the text that establishes the nursing floor and which was approved does not have sources of resources to meet this demand.

According to Yahoo, party leaders in the Chamber began debating so that the tax revenue that would come with the regularization of the games was sent to fund the new floor for nurses.

The text of the Legal Framework for Gambling provides for the creation of a contribution on the marketing of betting games. One of the alternatives for the nurses’ minimum is to raise the percentage of this Cide destined to the financing of actions in public health from 4% to 12%.