Glitnor Group Expands IBIA’s Betting Integrity Presence in Ontario

April 19, 2024

Glitnor Group, operating under the LCKY Group in Ontario, has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Glitnor Group’s brand sportsbook will feed into IBIA’s world-leading betting integrity monitoring platform.

The operator joins over 50 companies and 125 leading sports betting brands in IBIA, further solidifying the association’s position as the leading sports betting integrity monitoring body in Ontario and globally.David Schwieler, LCKY Group CEO, said: “At Glitnor Group, we’re dead serious about keeping our betting games fair and square. That’s why teaming up with IBIA is a big deal for us. We know how crucial it is to protect the spirit of sports, and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and work closely with IBIA to make sure sports betting stays exciting, speedy, and above all, fair.”

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Glitnor Group as IBIA’s latest member in Ontario. Glitnor and IBIA share a common goal to maintain the integrity of the sports betting marketplace and to protect consumers and sports from match-fixing. Ensuring product integrity is paramount to our approach, and we look forward to integrating Glitnor within our leading global sports betting integrity monitoring system.”

IBIA is a not-for-profit body that has no competing conflicts with the delivery of commercial services to other sectors and is run by operators for operators to protect regulated sports betting markets from match-fixing. IBIA’s global monitoring network is a highly effective anti-corruption tool, detecting and reporting suspicious activity in regulated betting markets.Through the IBIA global monitoring network, it is possible to track transactional activities linked to individual customer accounts. IBIA members have over $300 billion per annum in betting turnover (handle), accounting for approximately 50% of the global commercial regulated land-based and online sports betting sector, and in excess of 50% for online alone.

IBIA recently released a report on the Availability of Sports Betting Products, which highlighted Ontario as a leading regulated gambling jurisdiction, with an expected onshore channelisation for sports betting of 92% in 2024, forecast to rise to 97% in 2028. IBIA currently represents over 60% of the private sports betting operators licensed in the province. All online sports betting operators licensed in Ontario are required to be part of a betting integrity monitoring body.IBIA’s 2023 annual integrity report detailed 184 alerts reported in the year, representing a decrease of 101 (or 35%) compared to the revised 2022 figure of 285 alerts. IBIA alerts contributed to the investigations and subsequent successful sanctioning of 21 clubs, players, and officials in 2023, an increase on the 15 sanctioned in 2022.”

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