After 70 years of prohibition of gambling in Brazil, the subject again comes up generating much controversy between those who are in favor and also those who are against this initiative. True, even if there are people against the casinos, it can bring several advantages to the population and to the Brazilian economy that is suffering one of its biggest economic crises today.
Before the law that prohibited the practice of gambling, Brazil had about 71 casinos where they were employed around 54 thousand people and paid, in taxes only, something close to 400 billion reais. After banned in our country, Brazilians who are fans and enjoy games like roulette, game 21, nickel hunting, poker and others had to go look for this fun in other places like Las Vegas, for example. To give you an idea of the values involved in this market, the United States receives about $ 38 billion in casino taxes alone. In addition, this sector generates about 2 million regulated jobs and makes something close to 240 billion dollars, which is a lot of money! Las Vegas has a very high number of tourists who visit the city just for the pleasure of playing casino. Why can not this happen in Brazil, too?
Casinos, once regulated and legalized in Brazil, would generate income for various sectors such as tourism, since several people would come to Brazil precisely because it is a legalized practice here, would increase the number of jobs that could considerably reduce the number of unemployed today, would generate income for the economy with common taxes and taxation and more!
Even if there are several opinions that argue that legalization would increase money laundering, would lead to addiction and criminal activity, the government itself has come to the conclusion that this does not necessarily have to happen. Casinos can mean a better development in our economy. According to Elman Nascimento, the deputy of the DEM party in Bahia, legalization would initially generate an investment of around 80 million reais. The deputy also affirmed that there is interest of several foreign groups in Brazil, including with the creation of a resort completely integrated to the casino. This, he said, would increase tourism, the economy of the country and would still help the country to grow, both the jobs generated and the spending of Brazilians who nowadays play games of chance outside Brazil.
With the legalization of casinos Brazil will become a point of tourist interest since the casinos are responsible for a considerable part of the trips around the world. And, furthermore, it will further develop its economy, generate jobs and more. This is, indeed, a proposal that must be well studied because, despite the disadvantages, it brings many advantages to the country.
Source: Tourism Journal