The parliamentarian also recalled that 40 years ago the Association of Autonomous Lottery Sellers (Aval) was founded. “On September 4, 1979, at Rua João Lira, 143, [Recife Center], Aval was founded,” he said.
Amaro Cipriano Maguari said that action represented a resumption of income and the exit of an underground activity for many people.
According to him, in 1967, during the Nilo Coelho government, gambling was banned in Pernambuco. "The clandestine game started by Paraíba until 1979," he lamented.
“Aval has done a great service to the state. I know the jogo do bicho, only on Saturday is legalized. But in Paraíba and Fortaleza, the game is free and pays taxes. It's clandestine and irregular here,” he said.
Source: GMB / Câmara Municipal do Recife (Recife City Hall)