Group that debates the Regulatory Framework for Gambling should finalize the report this week
Speaker of the Chamber, Deputy Arthur Lira. Photo: Marcelo Camargo / Agencia Brasil

The working group of the Chamber of Deputies that debates the bill (PL) aimed at releasing gambling in Brazil is expected to finalize its report this week. The text presents changes in relation to the project that was analyzed previously and will be forwarded to the president of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), who will decide when the PL will be put to vote.

Design changes should include electronic sports and fantasy sports (DFS). This last segment is still at an early stage in Brazil, but it already moves billions of dollars in other markets, such as the USA.

According to Crusoé, integrated casinos are also part of the report, as these establishments were banned from operating in Brazil for decades and can now be legalized with the intention of boosting the national tourism segment.

In addition, electronic machines may be allowed to be used in other locations. A point in the text seeks to legalize the implementation of these machines also on the premises of jockey clubs, where currently there are only bets on horse racing.

“The idea is to include all modalities in the project and later discuss in plenary what should stay and what can come out,” said deputy Herculano Passos, from the São Paulo MDB, one of the 13 members of the working group in a recent interview with Crusoe.

Regulatory Framework for Gambling to be voted on in early 2022

The tendency is to finalize the analysis of the bill soon and put it to a vote in the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies at the beginning of next year. Remembering that the text that establishes the “Regulatory Framework for Gambling in Brazil” was presented at the Casa more than 30 years ago.

The text was even approved by a special commission in 2016, however, the proposal was stalled due to opposition from the religious bench, historically contrary to the theme. Despite this, this new text of the Regulatory Framework for Gambling in Brazil will propose a broad liberation of betting games in the country.