There could be 32 casinos throughout Brazil if a recent bill is legalised, Games Magazine Brazil reported.
States with a population of 15 million or less would have one casino while states with populations between 15 million and 25 million would have two. Any states above 25 million population would have three casinos.
According to data from 2017, only the state of São Paulo would qualify for three casinos with its 45 million people. Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia would qualify for two casinos and 23 other states could have one each.
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has reportedly proposed two casinos in Brazil, one in Rio and the other in the financial district of the city of São Paulo. The Rio casino could reportedly have a budget of $10bn, the city’s mayor said.
The bill has the support of President Jair Bolsonaro. Licences would be granted by a public bidding process and would last for 30 years. The bill needs majority support from members of parliament before moving to the senate.
Source: Fantini's Gaming Report