Magnho José Santos de Sousa

President - IJL and Editor of BNLDATA

Magnho José is a journalist specializing in lotteries, games and betting, editor of Portal
BNLData, president of the Instituto Brasileiro Jogo Legal – IJL, consultant to the Frente
Parliamentarian of the Regulatory Framework for the Games of the Chamber of Deputies and professor
of the postgraduate course in Business Communication at the Candido University
Mendes – UCAM/RJ.

Author of the study ‘Legal Game X Illegal Game in Brazil’ presented at seminars and
international congresses such as the I and II International Seminar of Loterias de Mar
del Plata, in Argentina (March/2013 and 2014), Brazilian Gaming Congress – BgC I, in
Rio de Janeiro (November/2014), BgC II, in Brasília (May/2016), BgC IV (2018)
São Paulo, Juegos Miami, USA (June/2016/2019), American Games Fair
de Azar – FADJA, in Bogotá, Colombia (April/2016), at ICEVOX 2020, in London
and at the public hearing of the Special Commission on the Regulatory Framework for Gaming in Brazil
of the Chamber of Deputies.