Faced with the pandemic scenario of the COVID-19, the debate on the legalization of casinos, bingos, slot machines and the ‘jogo do bicho’, returned to the surface.
Senator Ciro Nogueira's project (PP-PI) believes that part of the taxes collected would bring resources to a program that favors needy families. According to the senator, the legalization of the activity generates, in the short term, an income of R$ 50 billion (US$9.2b) per year for the government. In Campo Grande, jogo do bicho betting points were closed during the Omertà operation.
With that in mind, TopMídiaNews launched the following poll: “Are you in favor of releasing gambling?” For 55.29% of readers, the activiry should be released.
44.71% said they did not. The poll was online for a week and exclusively reflects the opinion of the site's readers.
Casinos in Brazil
Casinos were legal in Brazil until 1946 and marked time in iconic gaming venues like Cassino da Urca, Golden Room at Copacabana Palace and Palácio Quitandinha, in Petrópolis.
In addition, the regularization of casinos and other betting, has been discussed for almost three decades in Congress, considering Bill 442/1991, one of the oldest proposals in progress in the Chamber of Deputies.