A new law passed in December 2018 means both retail and online sports betting is set to be regulated in Brazil over the next few years, establishing a major new market depending on the specific terms of the regulatory regime to be drawn up by the country's Ministry of Finance. 

Meanwhile, close attention continues to be paid to efforts in Brazil's Congress to regulate casino-resorts, bingo hallsonline gaming and even 'jogo do bicho’ numbers games, as Brazil departs from its long-held status as a sleeping giant of the global gambling industry.

See below for GamblingCompliance's coverage of gambling expansion in Brazil.

Insight & Analysis

After aborting plans for an open licensing system, Brazil now intends to award just 30 concessions for online and retail sports betting, according to a consultation notice published on Tuesday.

Brazil is now preparing to adopt regulations for online sports betting without reducing the headline tax rate from 3 percent of turnover to...

A joint venture of IGT and Scientific Games is set to land a 15-year concession to operate instant lotteries in Brazil after submitting the...

Regulatory Research

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In this special report, GamblingCompliance analyzes Brazil’s newly-enacted sports-betting law.With a population of more than 200m people,...
In this special report, GamblingCompliance provides an updated analysis of some of the key factors to watch as Brazil’s Congress prepares...

Data

GamblingCompliance estimates that the regulated Brazilian sports-betting market will be worth just over $1bn in annualised gross revenue within five years of opening, subject to the introduction of a competitive licensing regime for online betting.

A landmark bill legalising online and land-based fixed-odds sports betting in Brazil was signed into law in December 2018, opening up a two...