Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Brazil

Laws in Brazil prohibit all gambling activities. But legal experts are debating on whether or not these laws apply to online gambling.

The Brazilian government does not grant gambling licenses so there are currently no gambling websites based in Brazil.

However, Brazilians still gamble online by using foreign websites, some of which even have Portuguese translations.

Recently, the Brazilian government introduced a legislation that bans payments made on online gambling sites, similar to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of the United States.

It remains to be seen whether this legislation can deter Brazilians from gambling online.

About Brazil

Brazil, officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population.

As of 2010, Brazil's population is pegged at 190,732,694.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers (4,655 miles). It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos form part of Brazilian territory, such as Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz. It has borders with all other South American countries apart from Ecuador and Chile.