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Chamber of Deputies’ Tourism Commission gets behind casino gambling

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The president of the Tourism Commission, deputy Newton Cardoso Jr, stated that the legalisation of casinos separately from other gaming modalities would generate additional revenue, create jobs, and promote investment in the country.   During a recent debate, the Chamber of Deputies’ Tourism Commission lent its support to the legalisation of casinos in the country, which it suggested would contribute to...

Odds for the legalisation of gambling lengthen following Bolsonaro’s election victory

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Jair Bolsonaro's win in the presidential elections suggests that Brazil is unlikely to see the legalisation of gaming any time soon, legal experts concede, however there may still be glimmers of hope on the horizon. Brazil's far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro won a significant election victory on 28 October, taking 55 percent of the vote. However his rise to the presidency...

Brazil’s electoral system means a victory for Ciro Gomes isn’t off the table

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While Jair Bolsonaro’s position in the polls before Brazil’s October elections might not be what industry stakeholders were hoping for, it’s still by no means a sure bet that he’ll take the presidency, as Edward Lowton explains. In recent months the outspoken right-wing candidate has continued to consolidate his lead in the polls, with an attempt on his life by...

Brazilian gambling legalisation hangs in the balance in run-up to elections

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Anti-gambling presidential contender Jair Bolsonaro has solidified his lead in the polls, although the right-wing candidate has not taken gaming legalisation off the table all together. As Brazilian voters get set to go to the polls to elect a new president this October, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro continues to lead the race to the Palácio da Alvorada. “2018 is a very...

Outcome of presidential elections could define Brazilian market opening

Outcome of presidential elections could define Brazilian
With the first round of the Braziliain presidential elections set to take place on 7 October, pro-gaming candidate Geraldo Alckmin will face off against Jair Bolsonaro, a congressman known for his anti-gaming stance. Latin America’s largest economy has lived through a turbulent decade since the 2008 financial crisis, with proponents for the legalisation of gaming contending that the industry could...

Outcome of presidential elections could define Brazilian market opening

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With the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections set to take place on 7 October, pro-gaming candidate Geraldo Alckmin will face off against Jair Bolsonaro, a congressman known for his anti-gaming stance. Latin America’s largest economy has lived through a turbulent decade since the 2008 financial crisis, with proponents for the legalisation of gaming contending that the industry could...

Pro-gambling Alckmin moves closer to presidential position

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Pro-gambling presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin has secured the support of a Progressive Party, Democrat, Solidarity, Brazilian Republican Party and Party of the Republic coalition. Currently ranked fourth, the former Sao Paulo governor will use the extended political reach and increased broadcast time to promote a pro-business and gaming agenda in the three month run up to the October elections. “I support...

Hugo Baungartner explores Brazil ahead of Juegos Miami

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60 Second Interview: RCT's COO Hugo Baungartner discusses Brazil’s transformation ahead of Juegos Miami Hugo Baungartner, COO at Brazilian consultancy RCT Gaming, is one of the many expert authorities taking part in this year’s Juegos Miami (May 30 - June 1, Miami Biltmore Hotel). Ahead of his participation in the Juegos Miami Country Roundtables feature, which provides delegates with an...

Brazil’s National Congress nixes key gambling legislation

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Plans to legalise land-based casino gambling have come unstuck in the Chamber of Deputies, while the Senate’s Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship made an unexpected u-turn on its gaming bill. The prospect of the legalisation of gambling in Brazil is looking increasingly less likely as key legalisation has met with major setbacks in both chambers of the country’s National...

Push-back against Brazil’s gaming bill as lawmakers considers resorts-only model

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  Brazil’s much-touted bill to legalise and regulate cross-channel and cross-sector gaming suffered a setback this March after a Senate committee voted 13-2 against the changes. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism has put forward its own plans to open a swathe of new casino resorts in a bid to boost the leisure economy.   Less than a month ago, as Brazil’s legislators...

Country Roundtables return for Juegos Miami

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Juegos Miami, the unique invitation only, C-Level event for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry, taking place at The Biltmore Hotel, Miami, May 30 – June 1, will be providing delegates with an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the region's key decision makers courtesy of a series of country specific roundtables.   The initiative will bring together regulators from...

Vote on Brazilian casino legalisation still possible despite elections

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Rodrigo Maia the president of the Chamber of Deputies has affirmed that Brazil’s National Congress will vote on gaming legislation in the first half of this year. Maia stated that the two houses are now working together on a “compromise text”, which seeks to integrate gaming activity into the tourism and entertainment industry. “I think there’s a majority,” he added. The...

Bodog to sponsor Copa do Brasil in multi-million dollar deal

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Bodog will be a master sponsor of the Copa do Brasil in a seven-figure deal. The competition is the most significant club competition in the region and marks the company’s first Brazilian football-based marketing venture. Sergio Campos, partner and director, Klefer, said: "Becoming a Master Sponsor of Copa Continental do Brazil, opens up Bodog to a huge and relevant audience in the region. We...

CCJ could vote on Senate’s gaming bill in February

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The close of 2017 marked another year round without advances in Brazilian gaming legislation, and the prospects for gambling legislation in 2018 look far from rosy given that it’s an election year.   As 2017 drew to a close, the passage of the federal budget for 2018 was taken as a signal by many politicians that there would be no last...

Caixa throws hat in Brazil’s regulatory ring

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Brazil’s largest state-owned bank and lottery operator, Caixa Econômica Federal (Caixa) reportedly wants to act as the supervisory body for both land-based and online gambling in the country.   Caixa’s president, Gilberto Occhi has stated that the legalisation of gaming could generate around R$20bn ($6.1bn) per year, with online gaming possessing the potential to generate the largest revenues. “The country does not...

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

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Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

Zitro, awaiting casino gambling legalisation, introduces bingo games to Brazilian hotel

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Zitro has installed its first bank of bingo machines at the Enjoy Punta del Este hotel.   The video bingo games installed include Bingo Story, Golazooo, Hot Dice, Spin Bingo, Top3 or Ultimate Bingo in Paris. These new games are accompanied by Zitro’s signature features such as the Super Win button, which allows the player to access the Super Bingo, Jerrypot, Bobby, ThunderBall and...

Brazil rolls out legislation to block payments to offshore gambling sites

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A new initiative by Brazilian senators aims to block residents from playing at online casinos based outside of the country.   Senator Ciro Nogueira, recently introduced PLS 213/2017, which aims to close a loophole in Brazil’s existing gambling regulations that makes it possible for local players to wager money on international websites. The lawmaker has cited studies which state that Brazilians spend...

Federal Deputies to deliver clarity at BgC

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The forthcoming Brazil Gaming Congress - 26 – 27 June, Tivoli Mofarrej, São Paulo, Brazil - will have a sharp political focus with no fewer than five Federal Deputies providing their insight on the progress of one of the gaming industry’s most eagerly awaited programmes of deregulation. The quintet of Federal Deputies, comprising Augusto Coutinho, Elmar Nascimento, Herculano Passos, Roberto...

Major operators keep a close eye on Brazilian market despite political setbacks

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With the Brazilian government once again in turmoil and the mandate of President Michel Temer hanging by a thread after he was alleged to be linked to a corruption scandal in May, Casino Review looks at the prospects for the legalisation of gambling in the country.   With the Japanese market opening, the Brazilian region remains gaming’s last frontier, while the...

The importance of business friendly regulation is the drum beat at Juegos Miami

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The 2017 edition of Juegos Miami is living up to its vision to be a cockpit for gaming debate with an audience of thought leaders providing expert insight on the opportunities and challenges in the region.  The importance of achieving progressive regulation which is business friendly was a constant theme which underpinned many of the discussions.   Ewa Bakun, Clarion Gaming’s...

LatAm gaming needs a strong Juegos Miami to really progress, states Zuum Gaming, Director

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"A strong Juegos Miami is essential if we are to have a strong and really vibrant industry in the region" argued Igor Cimerman, Director of electronic table games developer, Zuum Gaming.   As Zuum which has a strong presence throughout the majority of countries in Latin America, prepares to attend the bespoke business event, he explained: “It’s invaluable for gaming interests in LatAm...

Cigar sponsorship tells a memorable story at Juegos Miami

Cigar sponsorship tells a memorable story at Juegos Miami
Online IPS, which provides payment solutions to business owners struggling with the routine merchant services, will be making its presence felt at Juegos Miami in a creative fashion. The company’s Brazilian Co-Founder, Witoldo Hendrich Jr., discusses the central role of Juegos Miami to the development of gaming in the region, the importance of engaging with governmental decision makers and what inspired them to sponsor...

The missing piece of the puzzle in Brazilian gambling regulation

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Dr Witoldo Hendrich Junior, a Rio de Janeiro-based lawyer, university professor and business veteran, argues that given a hostile media, the economic logic behind the legalisation of gambling could be a bitter pill for the Brazilian public to swallow.   Speaking at the EGR Power Latam event in Montevideo this February, I commented that I do not see our congressmen sufficiently...

Brazilian senators on the verge of gambling history

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As Brazil eyes up the fiscal fruits of sweeping regulation, senators are poised to embark on perhaps the greatest market launch in global gaming history.   Of all the countries in the G20, Brazil is the only non-muslim member not to have legalised and regulated gambling. That only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia share Brazil’s stance, and in their case for clear...

BgC to provide in depth analysis of commercial opportunities

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The Brazilian Gaming Congress outlines the focus of this year’s event with in depth sessions covering the commercial opportunities in the region.   The focus of the forthcoming Brazilian Gaming Congress (BgC) is to discuss the Brazilian market from the perspective of gaming regulation. Discussions will address the positive impact that the definition of a legal framework will provide, such as...

Brazil still on track for legalisation despite the Rousseff impeachment

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Amid the political turmoil surrounding the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff by the Senate this month both houses of Brazil’s National Congress have continued to work on different bills for the regulation of gambling in the country.   At the end of August, the special gaming committee established by the Chamber of Deputies has finally finished work on their bill which covers...

Brazilian government to vote on gambling legislation in August

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The Olympic Games won’t be the only place in Brazil where all eyes are on the finish line this summer, as two competing bills for regulating gambling are set to be debated in both houses of the National Congress in August.   Weathering a crisis that has seen the country’s economy hit a 25-year low, Brazil continues to consider legislation that...

A stick, a stone, the end of the prohibition of Brazilian gambling

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Much attention was given to Brazil’s ongoing path to regulation at Juegos Miami, with the legalisation of gambling set to be a game-changer, not only for the nation itself but the entire continent.   Government estimates suggest that a regulated Brazilian casino industry could generate BRL$20bn (E11.06bn) in its first year alone. Casinos have not operated in Brazil since the federal...

Brazil legislation hastened by Rousseff’s departure?

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The government of Brazil has continued to make sounds that it is moving towards the legalisation of casinos and other regulated gaming activities, with the country’s minister for tourism publicly stating that the new interim leader supports the bid to pass gambling legislation. “The idea is to legalise all kinds of gaming,” stated minister Henrique Alves. “Today’s gaming is carried...

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