GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

Brazilian Bounce

Brazilian Bounce

Like Japan, it appears that the general public in Brazil isn’t all-in on the legalization of gaming. While there has been discussion about the subject for years, it’s only beginning to get traction. The Brazil Chamber of Deputies passed a bill legalizing dozens of casinos in the nation, along with sports betting and other kinds of wagering. The bill is now being considered by the Senate, but President Jair Bolsonaro said he will veto the bill if it passes. In a poll conducted by PoderData, the general public supports gaming by 43 percent (blue) with 48 percent opposing (orange), with 9 percent undecided. When it comes to religions, Catholics opposed gaming by 48 percent, but evangelicals reach 54 percent opposition. Ironically, supporters of Bolsonaro support gaming by a 57 percent-to-37 percent margin. PoderData conducted the poll with 3,000 respondents over 16 years of age across the country, from February 27 to March 1. The margin of error for the poll was 2 percentage points.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Funding the Future

    Gary Ellis’ vision of a cashless casino ecosystem with Marker Trax and Koin

  • Age of the ETG

    Electronic table games have grown from simple automated roulette machines into a genre that is steeped in innovation.

  • Online in Ontario

    Stakeholders deem Ontario a success, but also a work in progress.

  • Mixing It Up

    Developing slot floor strategies for emerging markets.

  • Gaming & Diversity: Staying the Course

    DEI has encountered big resistance of late. Here’s how gaming companies continue to build a fairer workplace.