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The proposal now awaits the president’s signature into law

Brazil’s Senate approves MP 846 in record time, allowing online sports wagers

Brazil’s Senate approves MP 846 in record time, allowing online sports wagers
The bill was passed in record time by the Senate, and now it only requires the president’s signature to become a law.
Brazil | 11/22/2018

Brazil’s upper legislative body approved on Wednesday MP 846, less than 24 hours after the Chamber of Deputies did the same. The provisional measure details the allocation of lottery revenue to public security, and also allows online sports betting.

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he bill was passed in record time by the Senate, and now it only requires the president’s signature to become a law.

Brazil’s upper legislative body approved on Wednesday MP 846, less than 24 hours after the Chamber of Deputies did the same. The provisional measure details the allocation of lottery revenue to public security, and also allows online sports betting.

MP 846 states that part of the federal lottery revenue will be transferred to the National Fund for Public Security (FNSP in Portuguese). Moreover, the measure also creates a new lottery aimed at taking online wagers on sports.

          Brazil’s upper legislative body approved on Wednesday MP 846, less than 24 hours after the Chamber of Deputies did the same.

The Senate’s approval was largely due to a settlement between the bloc leaders of both chambers of the Congress. The upper legislative body passed the bill less than 24 after it was approved by the Chamber of Deputies.

Some amendments were added to the original draft, MP 841/2018, so now MP 846 requires the executive’s approval to become effective.

According to Senate President Eunício Oliveira, the measure enjoyed the support of current Public Security Minister Raul Jungmann and future Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro.

Those opposing the bill included senator Randolfe Rodrigues, who voted against MP 846 claiming that it was designed to cover the opening of online gambling in the country. Randolfe claims the approval of this measure represents “the regulation of online games of chance in Brazil.” Since he was not able to identify a segment specifically referring to this, he chose to reject the whole proposed law.

 

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