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Pele Law reforms demand that Brazilian bookmakers pay fee on IP rights 

SBC News Pele Law reforms demand that Brazilian bookmakers pay fee on IP rights 

A further obstacle stands in the way of the passage of Brazil’s federal sports betting regime, as football clubs call for the government to ensure that bookmakers observe IP rights and protections.    Addressing the Chamber of Deputies’ Sports Committee, the Presidents of Brazil’s 15 biggest football clubs outlined their support for Bill PL-1153/2019 that aims to reform the ‘Pele Law’ …

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SECAP strengthens gambling oversight with Waldir Marques board appointment

SBC News SECAP strengthens gambling oversight with Waldir Marques board appointment

SECAP – Brazil’s Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery for the Ministry of Economy has announced the appointment of Waldir Eustáquio Marques Júnior as a new board member.  The agency that has spearheaded the development of Brazil’s pending federal sports betting framework, welcomes a new advisor that has previously worked on lottery projects for the Ministry of Economy. Marques …

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Liberal Party confirms Brazil’s gambling delay

SBC News Liberal Party confirms Brazil’s gambling delay

As widely expected, Brazil’s governing Liberal Party has confirmed that no federal gambling or sports betting bill will be approved before Brazil settles its general elections in October. The decision was confirmed by Carlos Portinho, Senate leader of the Liberal Party, who backed the delay supported by President Jair Bolsonaro. The delay scuppers original plans drafted by SECAP – the …

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Bolsonaro stalls Brazil’s sports betting launch ahead of October Elections

SBC News Bolsonaro stalls Brazil's sports betting launch ahead of October Elections

The progress of Brazil launching its new federal sports betting regime in 2022 has been blighted as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to sign-off on the approved mandate’s regulatory decree.  Six weeks have passed since the Ministry of the Economy put forward its Brazil Sports Betting decree to President Bolsonaro’s office to sanction its signature and become a federal law. At …

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Government of Brazil seeks guarantees that gambling operators will pay all domestic tax charges 

SBC News Government of Brazil seeks guarantees that gambling operators will pay all domestic tax charges 

As Brazil proceeds to develop its gambling and sports betting regimes, the federal government is reported to seek assurances that foreign businesses will be liable to pay all domestic taxes.  Local media reports that the federal government has thrown its weight behind a measure that would force foreign companies to establish a domiciled office in the country to guarantee a …

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Brazil reforms working group to implement gambling laws against a tight timetable 

SBC News Brazil reforms working group to implement gambling laws against a tight timetable 

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has reinstated a ‘working group’ to ensure that a new regulatory regime is approved to adopt and regulate new gambling laws.   Brasil Socialist Party deputy member Felipe Carrera will lead the working group, reporting developments to Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco. The group is reported to have reinitiated meetings this week to ‘untangle the path’ for Brazil’s …

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Brazil: Chamber of Deputies approves gambling regulation in a historic vote

SBC News Brazil: Chamber of Deputies approves gambling regulation in a historic vote

To the surprise of observers, Thursday, February 24, 2022, will go down in history as the day Brazil finally approved a gambling regulation. In the final hours of a discussion that began on Wednesday afternoon, the Chamber of Deputies took Bill 442/91 to a vote with 246 votes in favour, 202 against and 2 abstentions. The result will allow South …

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Brazil to hold ‘Chamber discussions’ on gambling’s future

SBC News Brazil to hold 'Chamber discussions' on gambling's future

Arthur Lira, President of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, has reportedly met with counterpart legislators to asses if conditions have been met to debate gambling regulation this week. Reported by BNL Data, Lira has confirmed that the proposal will be part of this week’s delegated agenda In recent days, both Lira and the head of the Government in the Chamber, Ricardo Barros, …

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Bolsonaro veto expected for proposed Brazil gambling regulation

SBC News Bolsonaro veto expected for proposed Brazil gambling regulation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has revealed in an interview with Veja that he has been in touch with government officials in regards to a proposed gambling legislation but warned that he will not allow the market to be regulated, according to a report shared by BNL Data. As Bolsonaro admitted, “the measure will not count with the support of the Government …

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