The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, sanctioned on September 21 Law N° 14.455, which creates the Health and Tourism Lotteries. According to the text, part of the profits collected from the games will be destined for the National Health Fund (FNS), in the case of the Health Lottery; and for the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur), in the case of the Tourism Lottery.
As reported by BNL Data, the project had arrived at the beginning of the pandemic and, in May 2021, after being analyzed by the federal deputies, the text provided that the funds collected would be used for the prevention and fight against the coronavirus, for as long as the state of emergency in public health lasted. It also provided that the Tourism Lottery would mitigate the economic impacts of the tourism sector during the pandemic.
The bill underwent changes after its approval in the Senate, which was well received by the Chamber of Deputies, which approved it on August 30. Among the changes is the permanent nature of the Tourism Lottery; besides the provision of resources to the National Health Fund and to Embratur, after the payment of premiums and the payment of taxes and social security.
Meanwhile, the sanctioned text authorizes the implementation of the modalities of sports betting, fixed odds betting and numbers betting with the following percentages:
– In the numerical prediction lottery modality: 95% for the operator and 5% for the National Health Fund (FNS), in the case of the Health Lottery; and for the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur), in the case of the Tourism Lottery.
– In the sports betting and fixed odds lottery modality: 95% for the operator; 3.37% for the FNS, in the case of the Health Lottery, and Embratur; in the case of the Tourism Lottery; 1.63% for the clubs that grant the rights to use their names, trademarks, emblems, hymns, symbols, and similar items for their diffusion.
Furthermore, the sanctioned norm provides that the amounts of prizes related to…