Within the Nineteen Thirties in Rio de Janeiro, casinos had been the fortune and misfortune of the Brazilian social elite. The “Cassino de Copacabana” and the Atlantic On line casino in Copacabana (each on the Avenida Atlantica, with video games of baccarat, craps, roulette, and black jack) attracted the subtle society of the time, toasting it, even with the displays of well-known nationwide and worldwide musicians.
This ambiance of glamour fell aside on April 30, 1946, when then-president, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, attended to the supposed request of his spouse, Dona Santinha, banned playing throughout the nation. The buildings the place the casinos had been operated had been tailored for different actions and thus ended the period of nice music exhibits and gaming that occurred on their premises.
The president, utilizing the powers granted to him in Article 180 of the Structure and because the crackdown on playing was referred to as ‘an crucial of common consciousness’, whereas the prison legislation of all cultured accommodates provisions aimed toward this objective, contemplating that ‘conventional ethical, authorized and religions of the Brazilian folks is opposite to the follow and operation of playing’. The exceptions open to the final legislation handed shelters for these casinos which had been labeled as ‘dangerous to morals and good manners’, and the licenses and concessions for the follow of playing within the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro and the resorts, got a brief foundation and could possibly be revoked at any time if they didn’t shut on their very own.
The President of the Republic, Dutra, met with the Ministry and issued the decree which extinguished playing all through the nation. The impression of this measure of presidency within the capital and was astounding and surprising. The editions of the night papers offered out rapidly, below the favored enthusiasm of the feedback. A agency resolution by the best authorities of the Republic, the way in which it was written by decree, so there could be no delayed software of its results by anybody administration. The legislation went into drive the exact same day, as quickly because the “Official Gazette” from the federal government printed it – all this exhibits that the top of presidency was attentive to ‘upholding the best nationwide pursuits.’
The Brazilian folks warmly welcomed President Dutra’s legislation which had simply been issued. The Radical was the one newspaper for an extended interval of Brazilian public life, and it by no means stopped combating playing, seeing it as a horrible social evil.
The wave of playing, the start of spas, and journeys to the seaside cities received your entire inhabitants’s curiosity, not less than these residing within the inside of the nation. There have been males within the authorities that suffered an amazing social falling for the allocations for spending on playing made by the administration.