Best research projects on lottery operations in Brazil awarded
On the afternoon of May 4, at the School of Revenue Administration (Esaf), the first edition of the SEAE Lottery Award gathered all eight winners of the Contest held by the Secretariat of Lottery, Energy and Tax Monitoring (Sefel) of the Brazilian Treasury Department. The award ceremony was held by Esaf and Fundação Getulio Vargas, sponsored by Caixa Loterias.
Created in 2017, the contest focuses on research projects addressing the subject of Lotteries, particularly in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulation, receiving papers from individual or group applicants of any nationality, age, and academic education.
The President of the Award’s review board, professor José Luiz Pagnussat, pointed out the high academic position of authors, particularly regarding federal, state and municipal civil servants. Regarding the quality of papers, Pagnussat represented the board, encouraging students to pursue research efforts, developing themes and participating in the next editions. FGV was represented by professor Paulo Motta during the event.
“We were honored to participate in the Seae Award and would like to thank everyone who submitted their papers and contributed with dedication, knowledge and expertise to bring new ideas to the public sector”, said Motta.
Fabiana Baptistucci, Director of Education at Esaf and representative of the General Direction of the event, shared the School’s enthusiasm to participate in the award. “After working with this topic, I realized that Brazil has to develop lottery regulation efforts, in order to streamline collections and assign more funds to the social area”, said Baptistucci.
Brazilian lotteries currently account for BRL 14 billion every year, 5 billion of which are distributed as prize money and 6 billion redirected to social government policies, such as education, security and sports. According to Caixa’s National Superintendent, Gilson Braga, social programs are the raison d’être of the lottery system, emphasizing a need to develop the legislation and debate on this topic like many other countries, which have much more efficient lottery systems.
The winners of the first edition of the Award come from the Federal District, Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Alagoas. The first three places in each of the topics received the following prizes: BRL 20,000; BRL 10,000; and BRL 5,000. Here are the winners in each topic:
Topic 1 – Lottery regulation in Brazil
- 1st place: Regulatory Framework of Lotteries in Brazil: reflections on the present and contributions for the future – Fabiano Jantalia Barbosa/DF
- 2nd place: Sowing Luck: Economic Regulation, Taxation and Savings Incentive in the Brazilian Lottery Market – Luís Fernando Lima de Oliveira/RS
- 3rd place: The Possibility of State Lotteries Instituting Virtual Bets in Brazil and the Limitations of the National Legal System – Allan Fuezi de Moura Barbosa/BA
- Honorable Mention: National Regulation and Foreign Experiences in the Exploration of Instant Lottery – Alynne Nayara Ferreira Nunes/SP
Topic 2 – Aspects of corporate social responsibility in lotteries
- 1st place: Lottery Demand in Brazil: an Econometric Study – Vicente de Souza Cardoso (representative) and Marcelo Resende de Mendonça e Silva/RJ
- 2nd place: Consumer Protection - Gamblers in the Marketing of Lotteries: imposing the duty to inform in pursuit of responsible gambling – Daniela Vasconcellos Gomes/RS
- 3rd place: Reflections and Proposals on the Distribution of Caixa’s Lottery Proceeds – Marcos Gomes Rangel/AL
- Honorable Mention: The Initiatives of Social Impacts of Lotteries – Herbert Kimura/DF.
The Award has academic coordination by Patricia Nachard and executive coordination by Viviane Henderson, both from FGV.