Oddin.gg joins global betting integrity body IBIA

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Esports betting services provider Oddin.gg has become a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

As a result, the two parties will collaborate to ensure high standards of betting integrity are maintained across the provider’s esports betting products.

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Founded in 2005, IBIA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to protect the integrity of sporting events and the businesses of its members. Members of the association adhere to a code of conduct committing them to performing responsible betting practices in their respective markets.

Joining IBIA coincides with Oddin.gg’s North American expansion. According to a release, the provider is ‘seeking additional licenses in the US’ after securing licenses in New Jersey, Colorado, and Ontario.

Oddin.gg is a growing B2B esports betting services provider that made significant developments in 2023. In November 2023, it partnered with tournament organiser PGL to offer its products for Counter-Strike 2’s Copenhagen Major taking place in March. In June 2023, it also joined forces with Kazakhstan bookmaker Olimpbet, allowing the bookmaker to accept esports bets.

In 2022, IBIA reported a total of 268 suspicious betting alerts to the authorities resulting in 15 sporting or criminal sanctions against teams, officials and players.

Integrity remains a focus of many industry stakeholders. In June 2023, data platform GRID partnered with U.S. Integrity to assist with the expansion of betting regulations in the United States.

Vlastimil Venclik, CEO of Oddin.gg, spoke on the partnership: “Joining IBIA is a significant milestone for Oddin.gg.

“As we expand our operations in key markets like the United States, being part of IBIA’s robust monitoring network will enhance our capabilities in safeguarding the integrity of our esports betting products. This collaboration underscores our dedication to providing a safe and fair betting environment for our partners and their customers.” 

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.