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Brazil Looking to Ban Online Gambling

Think UIGEA + Kentucky + Washington State

by , Aug 24, 2009 | 2:06 pm

A Brazilian UIGEA could seriously hurt their biggest national hero’s ability to bring in real-money players.

The Brazilian senate is soon to consider a bill modeled after the UIGEA — banning payments to and from online gambling sites. The original legislation was introduced 15 months ago, but more recently has grown some teeth. At President Lula de Silva’s behest, in an effort to move the bill forward and pass it before the end of 2010, the Senate has attached companion legislation that requires Brazilian ISPs to block access to prohibited sites, and calls for prison time for violations. Also attached to the bill now is a parallel ban on child pornography.

From GamblingCompliance: