Brazilian Senate Progresses with Legislation for Land-Based Casinos and Sports Betting

Brazil moves closer to legalizing land-based casinos

Brazil's Senate is currently engaged in a critical debate over the legalization and regulation of land-based casinos, bingo halls, and horse racing betting. This discussion follows the recent approval of both live and online sports betting, as well as online gaming, signaling a significant shift in the country's legislative landscape.​

Key aspects of the casino legalization bill

The bill under consideration proposes the establishment of casinos in tourist destinations or integrated parks across Brazil. Each state, along with the Federal District, which includes the capital, could license one casino. Moreover, populous states like Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, may have the opportunity to license two casinos each.

The bill also extends to the regulation of bingo, proposing the legalization of both physical and digital bingo games. Each state will establish a regulating body to oversee these activities.

Proponents of the bill argue that the introduction of casinos, bingo halls, and regulated horse racing betting could significantly boost Brazil's economy. They anticipate substantial revenue generation, job creation, and overall economic development. This move could also enhance Brazil's poker industry, which has seen notable growth in recent years.

However, the bill's advancement is not without controversy. The Brazilian Senate's decision on this bill will be pivotal in shaping the future of the country's gaming industry, potentially positioning Brazil as a key player in the global gambling market.

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