Government wants to privatize “scratch”

According to government sources, the privatization of scratch cards can generate revenue of R $ 2,2 billion and R $ 4 billion.
24/03/2016 13h03 - Updated 24/03/2016 13h03
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The government has the support of “scratch” to boost the coffers this year.

Will there be megalicitação to move to the private sector the entire operation of instant lotteries, scratchcards, assignment today is exclusive of Caixa Econômica Federal.

According to government sources, the privatization of scratch cards can generate revenue of R $ 2,2 billion and R $ 4 billion.

The annual exploitation of games should generate approximately R $ 1 billion for the Union. This value consists in predicting extra revenues for this year.

Box will create a company to develop this business.

The modeling is still under study by experts from the Ministry of Finance: by means of a public offering of shares (IPO) – which does not seem appropriate at this time – or the sale of granting the right to operate. The company will have to pay to buy the grant.

The winning bidder can decide for new outlets, including self-service machines, and new games.

The bank should continue with the monopoly of lotteries in the country, but the operationalization of scratchcard – preproduction, production, logistics, telemarketing, sale, after sales, support – switch to a single company or consortium of private companies, you can mix national and international companies.

interested. Foreign already shown interest in the business, como a Scientific Games, world's lottery business, Mega Millions operating at us United States.

While the case studied the bidding process, the company participated in meetings with representatives of state banks and has even opened a branch in the country.

On Wednesday, 23, President Dilma Rousseff has extended the themes for exploration of Exclusive Instant Lottery (Lotex), game mode in which the result is immediate.

In addition to football, virtual scratch card may be associated with great popular appeal of events, commemorative dates, cultural references, licensing marks or characters and other graphics and visual elements that can increase the commercial attractiveness of the product.

The Lotex was established in August last year, along with the Brazilian Football Modernization Program (profit). In the first moment, could only explore issues relating to football.

The government is still evaluating send a bill to Congress to legalize gambling in the country.

Parliamentarians argue that the government give approval for the return of bingos, casinos, for internet games, the animal game and slot. It would be a way to raise cash at the moment features of frustration.

Casinos are prohibited in Brazil for 60 years and bingos, there is 12.

The Ministry of Finance, However, We are still studying the scope of the project. Nelson Barbosa has restrictions on releasing the authorization of casinos. There are fears that the regulation will facilitate money laundering crimes.

The minister is in favor of legalizing electronic betting. The government believes that would be a way of “modernization of lotteries” and expand a market “underused” no Brasil.

consulting projections Voga, bank Indusval, It estimated a potential market of US $ 14,4 billion in the country with the legalization of games. The international market games worth US $ 390 billion per year worldwide.

Already proceed through both the House and Senate release proposals for gambling. The Special Committee of the Senate of the National Development adopted in December a bill that regulates the operation of games such as animal game, bingo and casinos. The text was referred to the House.

parallel, Members have created a special committee to discuss the matter with the aim of creating a regulatory framework.

The information is the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.


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