Gaming developer and operator Mohegan announced Wednesday it has become a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The arrangement covers both digital and retail betting brands.
?We are glad to welcome Mohegan as the latest member joining our association.
?Our CEO Khalid Ali said: “The addition of Mohegan to IBIA’s ranks is an important boost for the association, maintaining our strong growth globally and particularly in North America.”
— International Betting Integrity Association (@IBIA_bet) November 16, 2022 The operator joins many of the leading regulated sports betting operators in the world, with the association’s members accounting for over $137 billion (€115bn) in global betting handle per annum and nearly 50% of all regulated commercial operator online betting activity, according to a press release.
Richard Roberts, President of Mohegan Digital, said: “It is an honor to be a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) as we aim to provide the most premium digital gaming entertainment to our patrons. As we continue to expand our digital presence, it will be beneficial to have IBIA in our corner to ensure our members that the integrity of all games is safeguarded.”
Richard Roberts, President of Mohegan Digital
Ray Pineault, CEO and President of Mohegan, added: “Digital gaming and sports wagering will continue to grow as cornerstones of the entertainment industry over the next few years. Becoming a member of the IBIA allows us to confidently remain at the forefront of these trends and innovations while knowing we have strategic partners in this highly-regulated industry.”
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, commented: “The addition of Mohegan to IBIA’s ranks is an important boost for the association, maintaining our strong growth globally and particularly in North America. IBIA welcomes the support for, and commitment of, companies like Mohegan to betting integrity and to working in partnership with our leading monitoring network covering many of the largest regulated operators in the world.”
Established in 1996, Mohegan is an extension of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and is the owner, developer, and manager of gambling and entertainment resorts in the United States, Canada, and Northern Asia. The company provides online gambling through its Mohegan Digital brand.
The International Betting Integrity Association’s monitoring and alert platform is described as “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 utilize 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
In October, IBIA released its Q3 report on suspicious betting, which saw the 76 total cases decrease by 15% when compared to 89 cases in Q2. The alerts spanned 29 countries with Europe accounting for around half (49%) of all alerts reported, followed by Asia (11%) and Africa (9%).