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In Maranhao state

City Hall releases curious gambling license in Brazilian city of Zé Doca

On September 17, the head of the Tax Department of the Municipality of Zé Doca (Maranhao), Fabiano Melo, issued a permit authorizing to firm Sportcenter to explore “gambling and games of chance not previously specified.” The company, owned by Marcos Paulo Florencio Meneze, ally of Mayor Josinha Cunha, is authorized, according to the document, to operate in the business until December 31 this year. The decision to extend the controversial license may violate Brazilian law.

City Hall releases curious gambling license in Brazilian city of Zé Doca

Picture credit: Gilberto Léda’s blog

Picture credit: Gilberto Léda’s blog

The information was published exclusively by journalist Gilberto Léda on his blog about politics, sports and varieties. There is also no information about what betting games could be on Sportcenter, which was established its venue at Rua da Estrela 28, in the center of Zé Doca.

Under Brazilian law, legalized betting is currently restricted to the Caixa Econômica Federal Lottery. Zé Doca's City Hall made a curious decision that apparently violates Brazilian law.

On September 17, the head of the Municipal Tax Sector, Fabiano Melo, issued a permit authorizing to Sportcenter to explore “gambling and games of chance not previously specified.”

The company, owned by Marcos Paulo Florencio Meneze, ally of Mayor Josinha Cunha, is authorized, according to the document, to operate in the business until December 31 this year.

Source: GMB / Gilberto Léda