On the 27th of July, the Business Chamber of Tourism of Fecomércio-SC promoted major debates on strategies for tourism in the National Congress, commenting on the scenario of legalization of gambling and casinos in Brazil and the Emergency Program for the Recovery of the Tourism Sector. Events (Perse).

Being the first face-to-face meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, the 33rd edition that took place at Encatho & Exprotel, in the South Center, brought together important names from all over the state.

Rodrigo Coelho, federal deputy, commented that the Bill No. 442/1991 – which legalizes gambling in all its aspects – should achieve great advances after the elections at the end of the year and can be approved in the Senate.

Coelho, the first person from Santa Catarina to assume the Presidency of the Tourism Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, said: “The General Tourism Fund (Fungetur), Perse and the Legal Framework for the Games are the biggest watersheds in the sector in recent history. An initiative of the Legislature, Perse is the ‘Pronampe’ of the events sector, one of the greatest political achievements in Congress that helped to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic “.

Hélio Dagnoni, president of Fecomércio-SC, said that tourism will undoubtedly be one of the main banners of the new management. The new leader of the entity, who will be officially sworn in on August 10, presented his successor in the Vice-Presidency of Tourism, Fábio de Souza, and invited the president of the entity’s Business Chamber of Tourism, Marco Aurélio Floriani, to remain in the post.

The president of the Instituto Brasileiro Jogo Legal (IJL), Magnho José – who also participated in the Brazilian iGaming Summit 2022 in lectures and panels – highlighted the importance of legalizing gambling and casinos, which manage to retain tourists in the country, because, in addition to betting, offers shows, entertainment, restaurants, etc.

“About 200,000 Brazilians travel every year to play in other countries, generating employment and income in these places. Legalization in Brazil could generate 658,000 direct jobs and 619,000 indirect jobs in the game’s production chain,” said Magnho.