Brazil to consider ban on celebrities in sports betting ads

Brazil to consider ban on celebrities in sports betting ads

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  • Kyle Goldsmith, iGaming Business
February 20, 2024 7:44 PM
  • Kyle Goldsmith, iGaming Business

A potential ban in Brazil on celebrities being used in betting advertising is ready to be included on the senate’s agenda in 2024.

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Brazil is expected to finally have a regulated sports betting market in 2024. This is after Brazil’s chamber of deputies voted to approve Bill 3,626/2023 in December. There have been plenty of ups and downs and the topic of advertising is still proving contentious in the country.

Bill 3,405/2023 seeks to prohibit the use of celebrities in sports betting advertising, with Senator Eduardo Girao, who has long been against gambling in Brazil, presenting amendments that would ban anyone considered to have influence being involved in marketing of gambling.