Tag Archives: Brazil
- Brazil backs away from online sports betting monopoly plans
October 31, 2017
Brazil appears to be backing away from its plan/threat to restrict online sports betting to a government-controlled monopoly. Last Thursday, Brazilian Senator Benedito de Lira (pictured) filed an amended version of PLS 186/2014, the Senate’s version of plans to radically overhaul the country’s gambling market by authorizing everything from brick-and-mortar...
- Brazil police raid Winfil casino for offering real-money gambling
A Brazilian brick-and-mortar casino operator’s impetuousness has brought down the long arm of the law. Last week, Grupo Pefaco opened its Winfil casino in Porto Alegre, but its 460 slot machines were restricted to ‘demonstration’ mode, i.e. free-play gambling only, due to Brazil having yet to explicitly authorize real-money casino...
- Winfil casino starts real-money gambling after Brazil court ruling
October 30, 2017
Confusion reigns in Brazil over whether the Winfil brick-and-mortar casino can or cannot conduct real-money gambling. On October 19, Spanish casino operator Grupo Pefaco opened its Winfil venue in the city of Porto Alegre. The venue, which features 460 slot machines, claimed that a recent court ruling in the state...
- Brazil’s president will support gambling expansion if he isn’t impeached first
October 24, 2017
Brazil’s president says he’ll sign any gambling expansion bills that legislators find acceptable, provided that he’s not impeached first. Last week saw the inaugural meeting of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies’ new parliamentary front for gambling regulation, which has set a goal of approving long-stalled legislation that would authorize the launch...
- Brazil’s pro-gaming legislative front to hold inaugural meeting
October 18, 2017
International gambling operators are furiously brushing up on their Portuguese ahead of Wednesday’s inaugural meeting of a key group of pro-gaming Brazilian legislators. Wednesday brings the first meeting of the Parliamentary Front for the Regulatory Framework of Gaming in Brazil, otherwise known as the best shot Brazilian gamblers have for...
- Brazil set to privatize lottery in December
October 13, 2017
Brazil is set to privatize its lottery operations by the end of the year, a move that many analysts see as a significant step toward the commercialization of gambling in Latin America’s largest economy. The country’s Secretary for Economic Monitoring announced that it will be bidding out Brazil’s Exclusive Instant...
Brazil set to privatize lottery in December
October 13, 2017