Jack’s Casino & Sports (Jacks.NL), a branded JOI gaming company and a subsidiary of JVH gaming & entertainment group (JVH), has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).
JVH is a gaming operator in the Dutch market, and its move into online gambling and the inclusion of its Jacks.NL brand to the IBIA brings five of the seven operators currently offering sports betting in the Netherlands within the association.
Eric Olders, CEO and Chairman of the JVH group, commented: “We are proud to become a member of IBIA. By joining we are protecting the integrity in sports and sports betting. Integrity is a key value, for us and for sports.”
The addition of Jack’s further expands the IBIA’s scope in the Netherlands, where it is working towards its goal of 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.
“It’s essential for athletes and essential for our customers. It’s the basis of our ‘licence to operate’. With the help of the IBIA’s data, potential malpractices can be spotted at an early stage, this enables us to act instantly. By joining forces with IBIA we strive for a safe environment for our players, all athletes and sports in general.”
All online betting operators licensed in the Netherlands are required to be part of an international integrity monitoring body, whilst the majority of those issued with a licence to date are members of IBIA.
The association has longstanding information sharing partnerships with sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption.
Having recently launched in the North American market, the IBIA has stated that it expects to make further member announcements over the coming months as more licences are issued in Holland and as a similar integrity monitoring requirement is enforced in Ontario and a range of US states.