The measure is part of a list of 22 strategic projects in the portfolio presented to the Presidency of the Republic. The ministry included the casino topic in the list of its priority projects.
The list also includes the reduction of airline tickets price, the improvement of airport infrastructure, the increase in the number of waterway cruises and the improvement of the tourist management of cultural, natural and mixed sites declared world heritage sites.
Also in November 2019, deputies from the bloc known as Centrão resumed the offensive to release the opening of casinos in the country.
President Jair Bolsonaro was consulted to see if the government would support a project with this content, but he did not give a definitive answer. Bolsonaro told the interlocutors that, before, it would be necessary to consult the evangelical bench. The group is against the project, but already admits discussing an alternative.
The mayor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella (Republicans), licensed bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, defends the authorization of gambling, but only for foreigners.