The new tourism minister of Brazil, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, had already expressed his support for the installation of casinos, arguing that it would benefit the sector and, at the same time, bring back the Brazilians that travel abroad to oter destinationf for betting and leave that money out of the country. Now, in an interview with O Tempo newspaper, the minister again expressed the same concepts supporting the installation of casinos in integrated resorts.
"I am in favor of measures that will give Brazil conditions to grow. That's one of them. Considering the capacity of the activity to attract foreign investment and its potential to increase the flow of national and international tourists to domestic destinations, I advocate the legalization of casinos in integrated resorts with complete infrastructure, with clear rules of governance, limited licensing, analyzing the history of those responsible for the administration of the business and a rigorous inspection," said Álvaro Antônio.
Regarding the situation of Brazil compared to the rest of the world, the minister is forceful with just one piece of information: “Of the 20 richest countries in the world, 93% have legalized gaming."
And as example, he mentions one very closet o Brasil: “"At Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino, for example, Brazilians account for 70% of the resort's total public, and the casino accounts for 70% of the resort's revenue. In addition, major destinations such as Las Vegas, for example, receive 6.8 million foreigners annually, the equivalent of the total number of international visitors that Brazil receives each year. We need to bring this traveler and that financial move back here."
Source: GMB / O Tempo