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What are the legal elements required for an activity to be regarded as gambling?

September 28th, 2020

As an introductory note, gambling and betting activities are, since the enactment of Decree-Law No. 9,215 in 1946, which enforced article 50 of Decree-Law No. 3,688/1941 (the Law of Misdemeanours), considered criminal contraventions and therefore are prohibited in Brazil. Nonetheless, in recent years, the debate over the legislation regarding this matter has resurfaced.


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