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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.

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