Brazil gambling regulation vote delayed to December 12

Brazil gambling regulation vote delayed to December 12

Article brief provided by IGB
  • Nick Brown, IGB
December 7, 2023 1:22 PM

Originally scheduled to take place at 2pm local time (5pm GMT) on 6 December, Brazil’s senate vote has now been rescheduled until Tuesday 12 December.

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Prospects are now bleak that it will be approved this year.

While the proposal of Brazil’s gambling regulation remained on the agenda, senators were unable to vote on the bill due to the lack of quorum.

As the minimum number of senators needed to vote was not met, it was not possible for the vote to go ahead as approval of the bill risks being compromised.

When Brazil’s Economic Affairs Commission (CAE) approved Bill 3,626 two weeks ago, the industry thought the senate plenary vote would follow shortly after. But this has not been the case.

The senate plenary’s vote was scheduled for 29 November – but the vote was delayed until December after more than 100 amendments were added to the bill.