IBIA signs betting integrity deal with Portuguese regulator
| By Robert Fletcher
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Portuguese Online Betting and Gambling Association (APAJO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Under the agreement, the IBIA and APAJO will work together on issues related to betting and sports integrity, as well as a safe and sustainable online sports betting environment.
The two associations will discuss areas of cooperation and potential shared projects, with the aim of pooling their expertise on a range of activities.
“APAJO is strongly invested in building and maintaining the most beneficial environment for Portuguese consumers and operators and sports integrity is definitively a very important part of this overarching goal,” APAJO executive committee president Ricardo Domingues said.
“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with IBIA, whose extensive work and knowledge in this domain will surely be extremely valuable. We’ll look forward to making our own contribution at the international level for the progress of this industry as a whole.”
IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali added: “Portugal is an important market for IBIA members and maintaining the integrity of the betting product and sporting events is therefore of significant importance.
“The agreement with APAJO marks the start of a coordinated approach to meeting our shared goals to establish and maintain a dynamic, competitive and well-regulated Portuguese betting market that deters corruption and seeks to prevent customers from being channelled into the unregulated market.”