The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has secured its latest US member as the North American sector continues to grow, as Ohio-based betJACK joins the organisation.
Marking the first new member of 2023 for the global group, which operates to function as ‘the voice’ of the global regulated betting industry, betJACK entered its home state of Ohio’s sports betting market when it opened on 1 January.
The firm operates both retail and online betting channels, and is part of the wider JACK Entertainment group, serving as the company’s wagering arm.
“We are excited to launch betJACK in Ohio and look forward to partnering with IBIA for their proven track record of providing critical integrity monitoring and protection services for the sports betting industry,” said Adam Suliman, SVP of Sports and Digital Gaming.
betJack is the first new member of the IBIA to join the organisation since November, when Ontario’s BET99 and France’s ZeTurf both signed up, enhancing the body’s standing in both North America and Europe.
The group’s total membership of over 40 companies operate more than 100 betting brands globally, and account for over $137bn (€115bn) in annual international betting handle and nearly 50% of all regulated commercial online activity.
Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, added: “IBIA is delighted to welcome betJACK to the association. Maintaining the integrity of betting and related sporting events is a crucial part of the development of the sector in North America. betJACK’s decision to join IBIA and its commitment to sports betting integrity attests to its core principles.
“The operator continues IBIA’s expansion across the US regulated market and where our growing membership accounts for around 70% of all regulated online sports betting revenue.”