Brazil soccer clubs demand Senate reject all sponsorship restrictions

Brazil soccer clubs demand Senate reject all sponsorship restrictions

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
November 14, 2023 7:49 PM

Brazilian football clubs have unified in protest against amendments endorsed by the Senate Sports Committee review of the Federal Sports Betting and Online Gambling Bill – PL 3626/2023.

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[Monday], 34 Brazilian professional football clubs, including those from the Brazilian Football League (Libra) and the Liga Forte União (LFU), signed a petition urging the Senate to reject Amendment 38-U. This amendment, backed by the sports committee, proposes a ban on sports betting sponsorships.

Championed by Senator Eduardo Girão, the amendment aims to prohibit sports betting sponsorships from being activated by professional teams, individual athletes, and sports championships…

Furthermore, the amendment includes restrictions on broadcast and social media advertising of sports betting to specific times (midnight to 6am) and bans advertisements in sports arenas and through team or tournament sponsorships.