The Baldy Center Podcast

Episode 24: Daniel Brantes Ferreira discusses sports betting arbitration in Brazil and beyond.

Episode 24: Daniel Brantes Ferreira discusses sports betting arbitration in Brazil and beyond

Published February 1, 2022

In Episode 24 Daniel Brantes Ferreira, Baldy Center Research Fellow ('20-'22) discusses online sports betting and arbitration in Brazil. He describes how sports betting websites are hosted internationally, not in Brazil, and therefore those business operations are not regulated by Brazilian law. He identifies issues involving 'terms of services' on those websites. His research on mediation and other types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) requires empirical data, as yet unavailable.  He offers an insider's perspective on Brazil's arbitration process, as an 'ADR-friendly' country. Brantes Ferreira, a professor at Universidade Cândido Mendes, is an arbitrator and vice president for academic affairs at the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation.

Keywords: sports betting, sports, arbitration, betting arbitration, gambling

Audio Streaming

You can stream each episode on PodBean,  Spotify,  Apple Podcasts,  and most any audio app.

Or simply stream-it using the audio player on this page.

Audio Player

Sports is really big here in Brazil, but not sports betting. It's not as big as in the US or in the UK. I think the UK is kind of crazy, they bet in everything... In Brazil, online sports betting is still illegal... That's why the websites are hosted internationally, not in Brazil. Website transactions are not regulated by Brazilian law. So that's why the dispute clauses are completely random and crazy. You have to solve legal problems anywhere else, not in Brazil.”

      —Daniel Brantes Ferreira (2022 Baldy Center Podcast)


Daniel Brantes Ferreira, Baldy Research Fellow, Professor, Universidade Cândido Mendes; Vice-President for AcademiA affairs, Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA)

RESEARCH FOCUS: Legal theory, legal history, legal education, comparative studies, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Devonya Havis, PhD.

Daniel Brantes Ferreira

Daniel Brantes Ferreira is a Baldy Center Research Fellow ('20-'22) and professor at Universidade Cândido Mendes. He is an arbitrator and vice-president for academic affairs at the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA).  Brantes Ferreira is currently President of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section, Legislative Affairs Commission, and a partner at Bruno Freire Law Firm where he practices labor law and torts.

Brantes Ferreira was recently interviewed by Brazil's major newspaper, Estadáo, about his perspective on the legal repercussions of Trump’s call to Raffensperger. He is first author on the paper, Arbitration chambers and trust in technology provider: Impacts of trust in technology intermediated dispute resolution proceeding, published by the Journal Technology in Society (Scopus Q1), 2022.

2021-22 Podcast Producer

Edgar Girtain, Podcast 2021-22 Host/Producer.

Edgar Girtain, Podcast 2021-22 Host/Producer

Edgar Girtain is host/producer of the 2021-22 Edition of The Baldy Center Podcast. He is a PhD student in the music department at SUNY Buffalo, where he studies with David Felder. Girtain is a director of the Casa de Las Artes at the University of Southern Chile (UACh), and president of the Southern Chilean Composers Forum (FoCo Sur).He is an eminent composer, pianist, and writer of his own biographies. Girtain's diverse areas of work are often collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and international in ambition if not in practice.

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD
Professor, UB School of Law
Director, The Baldy Center

Caroline Funk, PhD
Associate Director, The Baldy Center

We welcome your comments

The Baldy Center encourages discussion and welcomes comments. Comments are limited to 125 words and must adhere to the university’s Comment Guidelines. University staff moderate comments, and reserve the right not to publish comments that do not add anything new to the discussion or fail to follow UB's Comment Guidelines. We invite you to send comments via our general email, baldycenter@buffalo.edu  or give us a call at 716-645-2102 ... or via the form, below.