Sports integrity

Gaming1 joins International Betting Integrity Association

| By Robert Fletcher
Gambling and sports betting partner Gaming1 has signed up as a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

Gaming1 brands such as Circus and Zamba will now feed into the IBIA global monitoring and alert platform.

Part of the Argent Group, Gaming1 runs both retail and online sports wagering operations focused on European and American markets.

“We believe that it is vital that betting operators work together to harness their unique market data and intelligence gathering capabilities to meet the concerns of regulators and to protect consumers and sports from corruption,” Gaming1 co-founder and chief operating officer Sylvain Boniver said.

“IBIA, as the leading global body on integrity for regulated operators, is the perfect partner for Gaming1 and the achievement of our market and player protection aims.”

IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali added: “I’m very pleased to welcome another leading name in the regulated betting sector into our association, further strengthening IBIA’s position as the largest customer transaction-based integrity monitoring system in the world.

“The inclusion of Gaming1’s diverse range of sports betting brands significantly enhances our monitoring capabilities.”

According to the IBIA, its members account for $137bn (£100bn/€115bn) of global betting turnover per annum and almost 50% of regulated commercial operator online betting activity.

In February, the IBIA reported 270 suspicious betting events to the relevant authorities in 2020, up 47.5% year-on-year, as reports for table tennis and esports jumped significantly with other sports suspended for much of the year.

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