The political crisis in Brazil is slowing down the gaming regulation process, says Luiz Felipe Maia, a São Paulo-based partner of Spanish law firm Loyra.


THE Brazilian Congress has been discussing the legalisation and regulation of gambling activities in the country since 2015.

During the conversion of the Provisional Measure 671/2015 into Law 13.155, of August 4, 2015, fixed-odds sports betting was approved by the congress and vetoed by the former president Dilma Roussef under the justification that “the creation of the fixed-odds lottery demands a broader regulation to assure better economic and legal security and adequate levels of fraud and money evasion control. Besides, the law didn’t contain any responsible gaming measures.”

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