Senator Vital do Rêgo has been appointed as the bill’s rapporteur, with the goal of legalizing casinos in large-scale resorts. Senator Rodrigo Pacheco, the President of the House, appointed Veneziano Vital do Rêgo to draft Bill 4495/2020, which calls for the expansion of tourism in the country through the implementation of integrated resorts (IRs).
Bill 4495/2020 would allow for the creation of Integrated Resorts through a public tender, with licenses valid for 35 years. The bill limits the number of resorts to one per state and one in the Federal District.
Unlike previous bills, this one is more specific in scope. It only addresses the benefits of integrated casinos in the context of tourism policy. It does not address any other forms of gambling.
The Senate President’s appointment of a rapporteur is also a positive step for casinos in resorts.
If approved, the physical space occupied by the casino should not exceed 10% of the total area of the integrated resort. It also states that “it is entirely up to the Union to grant, regulate, and inspect the services resorts integrated.”