Casinos in Brazil
Brazil has no casinos. Casino gambling in Brazil has been illegal since the 1960s, when it was banned because of its connection with organized crime.
Some members of the current government want to bring casinos back, but no action has been taken yet. Fortunately, a loop-hole in the law was discovered in the early 1990s that lets gambling machines slip thorough the cracks, which is how Brazilians play casino games.
There are well over 100,000 gambling machines in Brazil today, from basic slots to sophisticated, networked touch-screen gambling kiosks. Brazilians can even enjoy betting on virtual horse races.
Online Casinos in Brazil
The Brazilian government does not support online gambling, so, there are no online casinos in Brazil. But there are no laws that can prevent players gambling at foreign internet casinos. These foreign online casinos are located abroad, in countries where the Brazilian government has no power.
In December 2012, the proposition of blocking credit card transactions to online gambling sites was announced, but it is till under the government’s consideration. While the final decision is yet to be made, foreign casinos are the best places to play. Many accept players from Brazil, and some of them even offer gaming in Portuguese.