New Brazil sports integrity body forms in wake of betting scandals

New Brazil sports integrity body forms in wake of betting scandals

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  • Lillian Walker, iGaming Business
March 8, 2023 8:16 PM
  • Lillian Walker, iGaming Business

A consortium of organisations with a stake in Brazilian sports betting have announced the formation of a new non-profit Brazilian sports integrity body, the Associação Brasileira de Defesa da Integridade do Esporte (ABRADIE).

The establishment of the new body follows a number of recent match-fixing scandals in Portuguese-speaking country, which have led to a national conversation regarding its betting laws.

Involved in the creation of the association is Genius Sports, Entain, daily fantasy sports operator Rei Do Pitaco, as well as law firms Bichara e Motta and Maia Yoshiyasu Advogados, who released a joint statement following the group’s formation.

Luiz Felipe Maia of the Maia Yoshiyasu firm argued that the association was being formed at a “critical critical time,” due to the pressures of the growing Brazilian market and the ongoing question of regulation.