Football Index, a regulated online gambling platform that allows consumers to trade on the future success of football players, has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) as an affiliate member. Football Index launched in 2015 and operates under licences from the British and Jersey Gambling Commissions. It is the official shirt sponsor of Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers football clubs. IBIA’s affiliate membership allows organisations whose business model may differ from the association’s core sportsbook members to be part of the association and to participate in some of its betting integrity activities.
Khalid Ali, IBIA’s CEO said: “I am delighted to welcome Football Index to IBIA. The company’s operation may differ from traditional sportsbooks, but it is no less committed to maintaining the integrity of its product and the sporting events on which it is based. Football Index’s integrity ethos therefore aligns with IBIA’s and its membership is another example of the association’s wide-ranging appeal and burgeoning roster of companies engaging with it globally.”
Neil Kelly, CEO of BetIndex said: “Maintaining the integrity of our business has always been, and remains, paramount to Football Index. Our customers have come to expect a high level of product security which we are determined to continue delivering. As such, we are thrilled to join the IBIA. The association’s wide recognition as the preeminent global sports betting integrity body makes it the ideal partner for Football Index, as we strive to further place the integrity of our product at the heart of our business operations.”
The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. It is run by operators for operators, protecting its members from corruption through collective action. Its monitoring and alert platform is a highly effective anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets. The association has longstanding information sharing partnerships with leading sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption. It represents the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, UN, Council of Europe and European Commission.