Brazilian football betting becoming an attractive gamble

Brazilian football gambling to be regulated by Jair Bolsonaro government

Football and gambling are inseparable. In the English Premier League, often regarded as the best domestic championship in the world, nine out of 20 teams in the 2018–2019 season had casino or betting companies as their prime shirt sponsor. Plus, even if their logo is not brandished all across players’ chests, every major European club has its own “official gambling partner”—sometimes more than one. Such is not the case in Brazil, where gambling on football has been outlawed since 1946.

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