The President of Brazil confirmed that he will veto the project that seeks to regulate gambling, although he explained that it could become law.
Brazil.- Jair Bolsonaro spoke again about the Gaming Regulatory Framework. The president of Brazil, who months ago had confirmed that he would veto the project, now highlighted a possible way for it to become law.
During a lunch with journalists at the Palácio da Alvorada, the President stated that he is against gambling, such as casinos, bingo and Jogo do Bicho, which are currently illegal in Brazil. However, he suggested that Congress could overturn his veto.
“My position is clear. From what I have seen, due to the number of votes and the urgency, they can override a possible veto. I intend to veto the issue of games in Brazil. I don’t think we are yet mature enough to deal with this issue. Now, there are many people who defend it, and then there is democracy. If I veto and the parliament annuls the veto, we will comply with the law, “said Bolsonaro, according to local media.
The project that regulates gambling has been in the Chamber of Deputies since 1991. The current text, which replaces PL 442/91, was prepared by federal deputy Felipe Carreras (PSB-PE) within the framework of the Working Group created by the President of the enclosure Arthur Lira in September.
It proposes the legalization of all types of games of chance. These include integrated resort casinos, city casinos, sports betting, bingo, and horse racing. The discussion will take place in February. Meanwhile, last December, the Chamber of Deputies had already approved the emergency regime, so that it no longer needs to be dealt with in commissions.
In any case, Bolsonaro is not the only one opposed. Arthur Lira had already approached the evangelical sector in search of consensus, although from this bloc they reaffirmed his uncompromising opposition.
The proposal to establish the Gambling Regulatory Framework
The substitute text proposes the creation of the National Gaming System (Sinaj), made up of a federal regulatory and supervisory body, operational entities, betting agents, territorial entities, and accounting and operational auditing companies.
Likewise, the document proposes the creation of a “National Policy for the Protection of Gamblers and Gamblers”, as well as the implementation of the National Registry of Gamblers and Gamblers and criteria for the prevention of money laundering.
Among these criteria, it was defined that no operation in physical money can be carried out, in order to track all financial transactions of the operator and also of the player.
The proposal establishes gaming and betting inspection fee (Tafija), with values defined according to the modality to be explored, which must be paid quarterly, as well as the application of income tax in the GGR, as well as the tax on the bettor’s prize of 20 per cent.
The document also establishes the Cide-Games Contribution for Intervention in the economic sphere, 25 per cent of the games sold online and 20 per cent of the sales in physical establishments, the amounts of which will be distributed among the Union, States and Municipalities.
In the plenary, the text can be modified in the form of amendments and then referred to the Senate. The opposition to the project linked to the arms bank wants to remove the chapter that deals with bingo halls, alleging inspection difficulties and problems derived from the past when bingo halls operated in Brazil without the current technology for tracking resources and correct and fair operation. of the modality.