QUA 24 DE ABRIL DE 2019 - 03:27hs.
PLS 186/2014

Gaming bill still not voted in Brazilian Senate’s CCJ

Finally, the first deliberative meeting of the CCJ - Commission of Constitution and Justice of the Senate- did not include gaming law among the topics discussed by the senators. PLS 186/2014 was the first item on the agenda of the meeting but was removed from the list by the chairman, Senator Antônio Anastasia, due to the lack of a quorum for voting.

The CCJ meeting, on this Wednesday morning (7), had the gaming bill as the first item of the agenda. But the absence of many senators at the meeting, including the rapporteur of the project Benedito de Lira, has made that other matters on the agenda pass ahead after Senator José Pimentel's request, and accepted by President Antonio Anastasia, who has placed non-terminating guidelines as priorities for the meeting.

After analyzing the non-terminating material and reading the reports of the terminating projects, PLS 186/2014 was removed from the agenda and not voted at the meeting. Now, it is expected to be included again in the agenda in the next meeting of the CCJ, which is scheduled to happen in two weeks , since next week there will be no activity in the National Congress due to the Carnival holiday. The gaming bill has been under review by the CCJ since December 2016 when the request of Senator Magno Malta was approved in plenary requesting the analysis of the matter by the commission.

The regulation of the activity must contemplate popular local jogo do bicho; video-bingo and video games; bingos; casino games in integrated leisure complexes; sports and non-sports betting games; online casino games. Accreditation for the operation of the bingo and video-bingo game will have a 20-year term, renewable for an equal period, and will be the responsibility of the states.

The rapporteur of the project also decided to take up, as a substitute, a suggestion considered by the Special Committee on National Development (CEDN) on the new contribution to be generated by the legalization of gambling in the country. As he explained, this tribute will be due to those who exploit "games of fortune" and will have a rate of 10% or 20%, depending on, respectively, the offer of the game in a physical or virtual environment.

His calculation basis should be the total gross revenue, after deducting the prizes paid. As for the proceeds from its collection, the Union must pass 30% to states and the Federal District and 30% to municipalities for compulsory application in health, welfare and social assistance.

Source: GMB