Front in the Brazilian Parliament unites to approve the Regulatory Framework for Gaming
Recently, the so-called Mixed Parliamentary Front was constituted in the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, whose objective is the approval of the Regulatory Framework for Gaming.
Among the main tasks of the Front are the promotion of actions that allow the approval of Law Project 442/91 and related laws, as well as the support and the holding of events that promote debates between representatives and businessmen who want to invest in the gaming industry.
The governing body of the Parliamentary Front will be chaired by Mr Bacelar (PODE-BA). In the event of the launching of the Parliamentary Front, Bacelar declared that “Brazilians play and play a lot in official lotteries sponsored by the government. 20 million Brazilians play a genuinely Brazilian game, which is called ‘Jogo do Bicho ‘. Millions more play online games. A very large number of players are in bingo. In short, Brazilians are not prevented from playing, but rather it is the Brazilian government is that is prevented from collecting taxes.”
Tax collection and increased tourism are benefits of liberation
Bacelar also commented that the great productive chain formed by the gaming activity can be a great incentive to increase tourism in the country.
PL 442/91, defended by the new Parliamentary Front, deals with the legalization of gaming and is ready to be analyzed by the Chamber of Deputies.
The project intends to allow the existence of one casino per Brazilian state that has up to 15 million inhabitants. In states with 15 to 25 million inhabitants, two casinos would be allowed to operate. In states with more than 25 million inhabitants, which is only São Paulo, three casinos would be allowed to exist.
The idea is that, as occurs in other parts of the world, these casinos will be integrated with resorts, being part of tourist complexes.
Another entity very important in the legalization process for gaming and that participated in the Parliamentary Front event is the Brazilian Legal Gaming Institute (IJL). The Institute is a Non Governmental Organization that is working with the public authorities for the approval of the Regulatory Framework for Games.
Some IJL data, related to the benefits of the approval of games in Brazil, merits attention.
- The legalization of gaming would generate about 658 thousand direct jobs and 619 thousand indirect jobs due to the creation of a productive chain allied to games.
- Around 20 thousand jobs would be allocated to people with disabilities because of the existing Quota Law in the country.
- Around 450 thousand jobs that already exist in the “Jogo do Bicho” industry would be formalized.
The Institute also affirms that the approval of laws and projects that encourage gambling would be a great contribution to reducing unemployment in the country that, after about 5 years of severe economic crisis, reaches about 14 million Brazilians.
More and more parliamentarians pro-gaming
Another defender for the legalization of games, Federal Deputy Adolfo Viana, last week defended in the House Plenary that PL 442/91 be included in the Agenda as soon as possible.
The parliamentarian argued that, “anyone today can enter the Internet, access a website and play all casino games, bingos and slot machines. So, it is up to this regulatory house for these revenues and supervisions to happen in our country quickly. So I ask that this Plenary consider this possibility so that we can make the assessment of this project here as soon as possible.”
The Parliamentary Front that supports the Regulatory Framework for Gaming already has a statute and the support of several parliamentarians. Efforts to get legislation passed quickly are increasingly consistent.
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