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Brazil – Brazil’s President states his opposition to gambling bill once more

President Jair Bolsonaro has reiterated his opposition to gambling by saying that games of chance “are not welcome in Brazil” and that he will veto the measure.  Bolsonaro added that ‘there is a lot of infighting’ around the issue. “You have to talk about numbers. In Parliament, an urgency regime for this project was approved,…

Brazil – Betsson continues LatAm sponsorship streak with Pernambuco Football Federation

The Pernambuco Soccer Federation (FPF) has penned the largest sponsorship in its history with Betsson in a deal which includes the naming rights of the championship, which will be called, “Pernambucano Betsson 2022”. The 108th edition of the tournament starts on the 22 January. In addition to the brand exposure reserved for sponsors, Betsson will…

Brazil – Brazil’s President to veto gambling bill but approval expected anyway

During a lunch with journalists at the Palácio da Alvorada, Brazil’s official residence, President Jair Bolsonaro stated once again that he was against gambling and that he would veto gambling laws now being developed in the House of Deputies. President Bolsonaro hinted that Congress was moving towards legalisation and that it would ultimately approve the bill despite…

Brazil – Urgent request to discuss Brazil’s gambling bill approved in Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies has approved the request to deal with bill PL 442/91, which legalizes casino and other types of gambling in the country, as a matter of urgency. The decision means that the law can now be voted on without going through committee stage. Despite opposition from the evangelical caucus the request for…

Brazil – Brazil’s Government hammers out sports betting rules

Head of the Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP) Gustavo Guimarães has revealed new details on how federal sports betting will be allowed to operate. In an interview with local news portal Valor, Gustavo Guimarães said that the bill could limit sports betting to online only in its initial stages and could impose…

Brazil – Working Group puts forward draft bill in Chamber of Deputies

Deputy Felipe Carreras, who is serving as rapporteur of the drafting of the new version of gambling legislation in the lower house, has put forward the updated text of Bill PL 442 /91. The bill is an amalgamation of as many as twenty other gambling related projects all of which have been discussed since 1999….

Brazil – BtoBet teams up with FanDuel for DFS in Brazil

Aspire Global’s BtoBet, a leading sportsbook provider, will be providing FanDuel, part of Flutter Entertainment, with its cutting-edge Player Account Management platform as the operator enters the Brazilian market with its Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) offering. The deal is the latest for BtoBet in the Latin American region, and an extension of its collaboration with…

Brazil – Brazil congressman raises red flag over Federal sports betting licensing

A Brazilian Congressman has asked for more information regarding the granting of federal sports betting licenses.  Deputy Kim Kataguiri put forward a formal request for information expressing his concern that the licensing process may go against the public interest as it might not be open to a public tender.  The schedule was outlined recently by…

Brazil – Playmaker acquires Brazilian media company Grupo SuperPoker

Playmaker, the digital sports media company, has acquired Brazilian media company Grupo SuperPoker. SuperPoker provides a suite of online poker websites, social media pages, and online streaming services, producing a library of video and editorial content for poker fans in Brazil, one of the largest poker markets in the world. Playmaker’s acquisition of SuperPoker adds…