Membership of an international integrity monitoring body – such as IBIA – is a requirement of its new Dutch online gambling licence, which it secured through its parent company JOI Gaming in November last year.
The majority of operators that hold a licence to offer online gambling in The Netherlands are already members of IBIA, with five of the seven operators offering sports betting in the country now part of the organisation.
JOI Gaming securing its Dutch online licence marked its expansion into igaming. Jack’s Casino brand was already established as a land-based casino brand in the country, operating 85 venues in the Netherlands.
“We are proud to become a member of IBIA,” JVH chairman and chief executive Eric Olders said. “By joining we are protecting the integrity in sports and sports betting. Integrity is a key value, for us and for sports.
“It’s essential for athletes and essential for our customers. It’s the basis of our licence to operate.” With the help of the IBIA’s data, potential malpractices can be spotted at an early stage, this enables us to act instantly.
“By joining forces with IBIA we strive for a safe environment for our players, all athletes and sports in general.”
The addition of Jack’s Casino & Sports as a member comes after the IBIA recently launched in the North American market, with further member announcements in the US, Canada and Europe expected in the coming months.