Hopes for Brazil online legalisation dashed – for now

News on 14 Dec 2017

Hopes earlier this week that the Brazilian Senate’s Constitutionality and Justice Committee would progress online and other gambling reform legislation (see previous reports) were dashed when the committee dissolved before turning its attention to PLS 186/2014.

Committee chair Sen. Edson Loboão regretted the failure to address the much-delayed gambling proposal but explained that committee members had been called to an urgent plenary session of Congress.

This is the third week running that the committee has been unable for one reason or another to attend to the gambling bill, which was originally launched in 2014. It now appears unlikely that there will be any progress before 2018.

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