Brazil Senate debates banning celebrities, athletes from promoting betting

Brazil Senate debates banning celebrities, athletes from promoting betting

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
April 11, 2024 8:15 PM

The Senate of Brazil is scheduled to debate and vote on whether to ban celebrities, athletes, and social media influencers from promoting gambling and betting services.

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[Thursday], the Sports Commission of the Senate [reviewed] the modalities of Bill (PL) 3.405/2023 put forward by Federal Deputy Ricardo Ayres, a member of the Republicanos Party (RP).

The Bill calls for a tighter scrutiny of advertising laws as Brazil moves to launch its federal sports betting marketplace, commonly referred to as ‘Bets’.

Ayres demands that Bill No. 3.626/2023, which forms the legislative framework for the Brazil Bets market, be further modified to include the modality to “prohibit the dissemination and promotion of betting companies and casinos by influencers and digital artists”.