Foto: Geraldo Magela/Agência Senado

Senator Jorge Kajuru (PSB-GO) took a significant initiative last Saturday (11), sending an informative note to the presidents of the 40 main football clubs in Brazil. This release addresses recent progress on the sports betting bill.

“It is essential that clubs are aware of the changes that are coming,” said Kajuru. Approved by the Sports Commission (Cesp) last week, the project now goes for analysis by the Economic Affairs Commission (CAE) and, subsequently, for a vote in the Plenary.

Reporting details and project decisions

Kajuru, in collaboration with Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA), will be responsible for the final report and the decisive vote on the Bill. “This is a responsibility that we take very seriously”, commented Coronel.

This agreement was reached with the support of influential senators such as Romário (PL-RJ), Carlos Portinho (PL-RJ), Leila do Vôlei (PDT – DF), Eduardo Girão (Novo-CE), Nelsinho Trad (PSD-MS) and Sérgio Petecão (PSD-AC).

Kajuru highlighted: “Our intention is to ensure the well-being of Brazilian football, avoiding the loss of credibility. We are particularly concerned about match-fixing in online gambling. Our commitment is to debate this issue in a democratic and transparent way.”

Betting advertising, protection measures and Kajuru statement

The senator also clarified that advertising from betting companies will continue to be broadcast freely, without time restrictions in the media.

“Advertising is vital for club financing”, highlighted Kajuru. This decision includes maintaining advertising on football club shirts, an important source of revenue for many teams.

In addition, it was agreed to implement security measures, such as facial recognition for all bettors. “These measures are essential to guarantee the integrity of the sport,” said Coronel.

Impact on Brazilian football and next steps

The decision on the sports betting bill is of great relevance for Brazilian football. The proposal directly influences the way clubs interact with bookmakers and how the public participates in these activities.

“We are opening a new chapter in Brazilian football,” concluded Kajuru.

Kajuru’s note to clubs is a crucial step in ensuring everyone involved is aware of the changes and new regulations.

The senator reinforces the importance of maintaining the integrity of the sport, while adapting to the new realities of the sports betting market.