Brazilian court to rule on new lottery model

The Federal Supreme Court could change the lottery model in Brazil.
The Federal Supreme Court could change the lottery model in Brazil.

Brazil’s supreme court will rule next week on whether to allow each state to operate its own lottery business.

Brazil.- The Federal Supreme Court will deliver a ruling next week in a lawsuit that could break the national lottery monopoly in Brazil.

The country’s highest court will announce its decision next Wednesday on a lawsuit brought by the Brazilian Association of State Lotteries (ABLE) in a bid to gain the legal authority to organise lotteries at the state level.

Currently, the only public authority authorised to exploit lottery rights in Brazil is the national state.

The national government has ordered the dissolution of various state lottey businesses in the past, including the lottery in the state of Rio de Janeiro in 2017.

The majority of Brazilian states have backed the lawsuit as amicus curiae. If the Federal Supreme Court decides in their favour, each state will be able to organise and administer its own lotteries.

States could expand their draws and operate under a model similar to that seen in other countries in Latin America.