Casinos in Brazil put on hold

Brazil continues to evaluate the legalisation of casinos.
Brazil continues to evaluate the legalisation of casinos.

With just a few days to go until the parliamentary recess, Ángelo Coronel’s proposal to legalise casinos in Brazil will likely have to wait until 2021.

Brazil.- Senator Ángelo Coronel’s proposal to legalise casinos in Brazil will likely have to wait until 2021. With just a few days to go until the parliamentary recess, it seems unlikely that there will be time to present his bill (PL 2648/2019) before the Commission of Regional Development and Tourism.

Coronel is one of the most prominent supporters of the legalisation of casinos in Brazil. His bill proposes allowing casinos at integrated resorts, although it is just one of several models that have been proposed for the legalisation of gaming in th South American giant.

Before reaching the Chamber, the bill will have to go through various commissions, so it still has a long way to go.

Senator Coronel published on his Twitter account: “#Brazil loses revenue every year due to pure #hypocrisy. Now is the time to face reality. Gambling exists in diverse forms and is part of the day-to-day lives of thousands of Brazilians. We need to legalise in order to formalise the industry, create jobs and set up a basic income programme that will benefit almost half of Brazilians living in poor conditions. Bravery should overcome hypocrisy! Share and #LegaliseGamingYes!”