The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and McLaren Global Sport Solutions (MGSS) are pleased to announce the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), together with its members bet365, Betway, and FanDuel, as the presenting sponsors of the 2023 Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport. The sponsors share a commitment to combating betting corruption to protect the integrity of sport and regulated betting markets globally.
As members of IBIA, bet365, Betway, and FanDuel undergo a rigorous due diligence process and must adhere to a code of conduct, committing them to responsible betting practices. IBIA and their partners have played a significant role in the monitoring, investigation, prosecution and sanctioning of parties involved in match-fixing. A not-for-profit association, IBIA is the largest operator-run integrity monitoring body in the world, with over 120 sports-betting brands generating approximately $185 billion CAD (over $137 billion USD) in total wagers placed with operators per annum; the association represents the majority of the betting operators licensed in Ontario.
The goal of the symposium is to develop a common way forward to address the issue of competition manipulation in Canada that will benefit sport and the gaming industry. This approach aligns with the Macolin Convention, the only rule of international law on the manipulation of sports competitions, wherein betting operators, public authorities, integrity service providers and others work in harmony to address competition manipulation. By sponsoring the symposium, IBIA, bet365, Betway, and FanDuel are showing their commitment to the principals of the Macolin Convention. IBIA (then as ESSA) was part of the cross-sector group that assisted with drafting the Macolin Convention and has publicly supported its introduction.
The symposium has attracted registrants from around the world to gather in Toronto, Canada, on May 30-31.