Tag Archives: Fernando Haddad

Brazil: Manssur resignation rocks final steps of Bets launch  

SBC News Brazil: Manssur resignation rocks final steps of Bets launch  

The Ministry of Finance of Brazil has confirmed that José Francisco Manssur has resigned from his post and will no longer participate in the final procedures of the forthcoming launch of Brazil’s federal sports betting marketplace. Manssur served as a principal adviser to the government in drafting Bill No. 3,626/2023, which forms the legislative framework for Brazil to launch its …

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Brazil Senate agrees to vote on Federal Betting Bill on Wednesday 6 December

SBC News Brazil Senate agrees to vote on Federal Betting Bill on Wednesday 6 December

The Senate of Brazil has updated its weekly schedule, announcing that a vote on Bill 3,626/23 to regulate a federal sports betting marketplace will take place on Wednesday 6 December. The announcement was confirmed by the Senate’s gazette, declaring that the plenary session will vote on two federal laws on Wednesday, related to regulating sports betting and on working rights …

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Brazil postpones betting vote as Senate is divided on the status of online casino

Pro-gaming Senator Angelo Coronel named a Rapporteur for Brazil Betting Bill

The final vote needed to approve the launch of Brazil’s federal sports betting marketplace has been postponed. The plenary of the Federal Senate was scheduled to vote on Bill 3,626/23 today (Wednesday, 29 November). However, last-minute deliberations see senators divided on the inclusion of online games (casino) incorporated in the bill’s text. Bargaining reportedly went down to the wire, but …

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Brazil CAE settles on tax and fiscal duties of federal sports betting market  

SBC News Brazil CAE settles on tax and fiscal duties of federal sports betting market  

The Economic Affairs Commission (CAE) of the Senate of Brazil has concluded its review of the tax and fiscal modalities of Bill 3,626/23 – submitted by the government to regulate a federal fixed-odds betting market.  The review marks the final assessment of Bill 3,626/23 by a legislative advisory, as the Senate will forward the Bill to the Plenary of the …

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Brazil publishes key operator requirements for market entry

OpenBet partners with Play7.Bet to line up Brazil debut

Brazil is taking a significant step forward in launching its federal online gambling marketplace. This afternoon, the Ministry of Finance published Ordinance No. 1330, which provides comprehensive requirements for businesses operating within the market. As announced in the Ministry’s official gazette, all operators interested in entering the market are required to declare their intentions within 30 days—a measure aimed at …

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Lira demands September showdown of Brazil Sports Betting Bill

SBC News Lira demands September showdown of Brazil Sports Betting Bill

September is poised to be the make-or-break month for the passage of Brazil’s desired federal sports betting marketplace, as pressure mounts on the government to settle final terms. Yesterday, Arthur Lira, President of the Chamber of Deputies, declared that a Bill to launch and regulate Brazil’s sports betting market must be presented by 9 September. The matter carries a ‘constitutional …

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Lula signs provisional measure for Congress to review Brazil’s sports betting launch

Brazil’s IBGR lambasts Lula administration’s betting tax ‘burden’

Brazil sees further positive developments on its journey to launch a federal sports betting market,  as President Lula da Silva formally signs off on the ‘provisional measure No-1182’.  Lula’s signature sees the PT (Workers Party) government throw its full weight into legislating a sports betting market in Brazil, to be launched within the coming months. Starting this week, Congress will …

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Lira postpones Brazil’s betting integrity investigation  

SBC News Lira postpones Brazil’s betting integrity investigation  

The Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) examining betting fraud and match-fixing scandals in Brazilian sports will not convene until August. The decision was announced by Arthur Lira, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who cited that the CPI investigation had been “pushed down the legislature’s list of priorities”, choosing to focus on policies related to fiscal matters. From 18 July, …

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Haddad lays groundwork for Betting Secretariat of Brazil 

SBC News Haddad lays groundwork for Betting Secretariat of Brazil 

Developments to implement a federal sports betting regime in Brazil progress as members of the Ministry of Management and Innovation in Public Services (MGI) will meet with the Ministry of Finance to create a new ‘betting secretariat’ in charge of the funds raised from a regulated sector.  Finance Minister Fernando Haddad needs the approval of certain key figures in the …

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IBJR calls for a rethink on Brazil’s betting tax and licensing demands 

SBC News IBJR calls for a rethink on Brazil's betting tax and licensing demands 

The newly formed Brazil Institute for Responsible Gaming (IBJR) has warned the government that its proposed measures to regulate sports betting carry ‘unnecessary market risks’.  The new trade body – which formed this May and carries the membership of bet365, Flutter, Entain, Betsson Group, Betway Group, Yolo Group, NetBet Group, KTO Group, and Rei do Pitaco – has written to …

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