The parliament of deputies is currently reviewing a bill that would prohibit online payments to unlicensed betting and lottery services located abroad. Bill PL1823/2022 was introduced by Deputy Pastor Gil (Gildenemir de Lima Sousa) in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies in July.
According to the idea, the central bank of Brazil would need to develop guidelines on when to cancel such transactions and forbid transfers between buyers and suppliers.
Bill 1,823/22 specifically forbids financial institutions that issue credit or debit cards, as well as any other payment organization, from approving online transactions that enable access to child pornography and participation in illegal lotteries and games of chance.
The member of the evangelical bench remarked, “If the vendor discovers that there is a chance of not obtaining [the product], they will be discouraged from accepting credit or debit cards or electronic money as a way of payment.”
The Committee on Finance and Taxation as well as the Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship will review the idea.