Brazilian senators move to create anti-gambling group, signalling rough going for bill in upper house

Brazilian senators move to create anti-gambling group, signalling rough going for bill in upper house

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  • Daniel O'Boyle, iGaming Business
April 26, 2022 10:09 PM
  • Daniel O'Boyle, iGaming Business

    Brazil’s Senate has moved to create a “Parliamentary Front Against Gambling”, in a move the Front’s leader said signals that the Senate may struggle to pass the country’s wide-ranging gambling legalisation bill.

    The project was created through a single-round vote last week after being approved by Senator Eduardo Girão of Podemos.

    “I visited countries, I talked to the academic world, I talked to inspection and control institutions inside and outside Brazil, and I was appalled by what is behind gambling: a very powerful lobby that destroys entire lives and families,” Girão said in introducing the motion.

    Senator Angelo Coronel was the lone voter against the motion.