Brazil minister backs IRs despite anti-gambling rhetoric

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Brazil’s new tourism minister has thrown his support behind the construction of integrated resorts in the country, despite openly opposing the gambling industry.

“What worries the evangelical Catholic part of the bench is the worker entering bingo hall and leaving his salary there,” said Marcelo Alvaro Antonio.
“Integrated resorts eliminate that. Discussion needs to be focused and restricted on integrated resorts – other than that, I am not in favor of discussing.
Antonio, appointed a federal deputy by Minas Gerais under the Jair Bolsonaro government as one of four ministers with a political and non-technical mandate, added that larger resorts would additionally offer a higher level of security.
“I think we have to move forward in a discussion involving the integrated resorts, as we see in Singapore.”
“It seems that it is very safe in the matter of the Federal Revenue to prevent money laundering, it seems to leave no margin for these things.”


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