Senator Ciro Nogueira, 52 years old from Piauí, is the author of Bill 186/14, which deals with the exploitation of games of chance throughout the national territory. The project is appointed by industry experts as the most complete, as it encompasses not only casinos in integrated resorts, but other verticals, such as bingo, urban casinos, jogo do bicho, video lottery, videobingo and other electronic games.
The text went back to processing after a period of time shelved and is ready for voting in the Senate, with only the President of the House, Rodrigo Pacheco, being responsible for setting it up for discussion and voting in the plenary.
“The return of gaming is almost a reality. It is a path of no return. Data that we had access to reveal that the majority of the population is in favor of regulating the sector. About 600 thousand direct jobs could be created across the country and it will be possible to raise R$ 20 billion a year with taxes coming from the world of betting,” declared Nogueira in the justification of his project during these last years.
“The government will have to create a regulatory agency for the sector. Which corner does not have a pointer? So, let's get the benefits of gaming, because today, we only have the harms. Everything has to be regulated,” added the senator.
Nogueira was recently the rapporteur of MPV 1034/21, which changed the tax base of sports betting in the chapter of law 13756/18 (fixed quota or sports betting) to start considering the collection of taxes on the net revenue of collection, discounted income tax and prizes (GGR). This change in the tax system was an insistent request from the market to the Brazilian government.
Although the legalization of gambling is not well regarded by the evangelical bench in Congress or by a more conservative wing of the government, Ciro Nogueira will have the strength of the main government ministry to push forward the possibility of returning the issue to the agenda, especially at this time of serious economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source : https://www.gamesbras.com/english-version/2021/7/28/ciro-nogueira-accepts-position-of-new-chief-minister-of-the-civil-house-in-brazil-24539.html369