Sporttrade, a Philadelphia-based sports betting technology company, has become a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Sporttrade is the first and only sports trading marketplace in the United States. Eligible customers in New Jersey can use Sporttrade to trade in and out of positions on sports outcomes much like they would trade stocks, options or cryptocurrencies. Its decision to join IBIA sees Sporttrade join many of the leading regulated sports betting operators in the world, with IBIA’s members accounting for over $137bn (€115bn) in global betting handle per annum and nearly 50% of all regulated commercial online betting activity.
“We are proud to be an IBIA member as it cements our mission of elevating the sports betting industry”, said Alex Kane, Founder and CEO of Sporttrade. “We are committed to advancing fair, transparent, and efficient open sports betting markets. Our membership in the IBIA and our utilization of industry-leading technology, like Nasdaq’s market surveillance, is critical to achieving that promise.”
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “IBIA is delighted to welcome another North American operator into our association. Sporttrade extends IBIA’s integrity coverage of the U.S. licensed market, with the association’s members already accounting for around 70% of all regulated online revenue. The inclusion of new entries into the U.S. sports betting landscape, such as Sporttrade, marries well with our existing membership, providing a diverse and wide-ranging integrity protection of the burgeoning U.S. sports betting marketplace.”
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.