The Chamber of Deputies of Brazil is now able to modify the sports betting bill, local media reported.
Brazil.- Local outlets in Brazil have reported that the sports betting project in the country is showing signs of progress. It is believed that the Chamber of Deputies has already modified the sports betting regulations. Relevant authorities are believed to be in discussions on the subject.
The Secretary of Public Policy Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP), Alexandre Manoel, met with legislators in the office of Deputy Danrlei de Deus (PSD.RS) in the Chamber of Deputies. The congressman from Rio Grande do Sul is VP of the Subcommittee on Online Games and Betting of the Sports Commission of the Chamber.
Moreover, it seems that the ministry of Economy could submit an amendment to a bill already pending in the National Congress. This way, the sports betting legislation draft in Brazil would soon be defined.
Brazil debated the role of sports clubs
One of the points being discussed is the role of sports clubs when it comes to betting. Thus, they will try to work as “companies” instead of “nonprofit societies.” Within this framework, they’re also evaluating the implementation of a betting law in Brazil as an inventive model for clubs that renew themselves. This means that they would receive compensation from gambling sites for using their names. In addition, this income would not be granted to clubs that continue with their civil association model.
Representative Pedro Paulo has become the main exponent of the project. He has already gathered the support of the President of the Chamber, Rodrigo Maia. At a meeting held last Thursday, the presidents of the Brazilian football clubs rejected the project. For that reason, new debates are likely to happen at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Association. Legislators hope to get the approval from clubs for the Pedro Paulo project.