QUI 19 DE SETEMBRO DE 2019 - 03:15hs.
João Estevam Amaral
JOÃO ESTEVAM AMARAL, JOURNALIST

The political future of gaming in Brazil

I got excited about the possibility of legalizing casino resorts, bingos and online games this year in Brazil, since ideas were presented in Tourism Regulatory Framework project. With Bolsonaro's victory and a substantial reform in the Chamber of Deputies a lot tends to change, as we have already noted the strength of the future government in approving the provisional measure of the Lotteries that creates sports betting.

The political future of gaming in Brazil

This year's elections were out of the ordinary, a fact that hampered the development of this bill in the Chamber, since President-elect Jair Bolsonaro was a big surprise in the Presidential race, because besides having a few seconds of TV, coming from a political party considered small and not having significant financial support, has also been the target of a defamatory campaign on humanitarian issues.

With Bolsonaro's victory and a substantial reform in the Chamber of Deputies a lot tends to change, as we have already noted the strength of the future government in approving the provisional measure of the Lotteries that creates sports betting.

This advance in the history of lotteries happened at the request of Bolsonaro and his super minister Sérgio Moro, who waved to Deputies and Senators of the need to approve the measure that will generate the creation of the fund to combat corruption and violence. Due to the need to start government with these resources, we know that the regulations will not take too long.

Another Bolsonaro super minister, Paulo Guedes, has already revealed his intention to privatize the gaming sector of Caixa Econômica Federal and already negotiates with some deputies the possibility of initially approving the activity of Casino Resorts, and later legalizing bingos and machines, since this the new government, although it has a conservative aspect in the social aspect, has a liberal-thinking in the economic sector and finds fundamental the entrance of the resources coming from the gaming market in the Brazilian economy.

I was visiting friends deputies in Brasilia three times after the October and November election and the perception I have is that the new Government will have much strength to approve their projects.


João Estevam Amaral

João Estevam Amaral- Journalist- Former owner of Bingos in Rio de Janeiro and gaming machine operator in several States of Brazil. He works close to the steps of legalization of the activity in Brasilia, and represents companies from outside Brazil - joao-estevam@hotmail.com