We are thrilled to join IBIA and affirm our commitment to promoting the highest standards of integrity in sports betting. The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) announced that betPARX had joined its ranks of member operators committed to working with regulators on the detection and reporting of suspicious sports betting patterns.
IBIA, a Brussels-based non-profit serving as the licensed gaming industry’s voice on integrity issues, said that adding betPARX would strengthen its “position in North America and globally as the world’s leading integrity monitor.”
A monitoring and alert network run by IBIA has proven to be a helpful anti-corruption tool capable of detecting and reporting suspicious activities within the betting markets of their member operators.
betPARX is active in the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic. It operates online sportsbooks in Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — and plans to launch in a fifth state, Maryland, soon.
By working with industry leaders, we aim to ensure a safe and fair betting experience for all users. “We are thrilled to join IBIA and affirm our commitment to promoting the highest standards of integrity in sports betting,” said Matthew Cullen, Senior Vice President for Interactive Gaming and Sports at betPARX. “By working with industry leaders, we aim to ensure a safe and fair betting experience for all users.”
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said the association was “delighted” that betPARX had chosen IBIA as its preferred monitoring partner.
“It highlights betPARX’s commitment to protecting the integrity of its betting products and related sporting events through the world’s premier operator-led monitoring body,” Ali said. “betPARX is a very welcome addition to IBIA and maintains our growth across the burgeoning North American sports betting market.
“The association looks forward to working closely with betPARX and integrating the operator within our global sports betting integrity network.”
IBIA recently issued its annual integrity report for 2022. The report shows the association alerted the appropriate regulatory authorities of 268 suspicious sports betting incidents during the year. Of those, 19 occurred in the US — five involved tennis matches, one was for MMA action, and 14 came from a “linked issue” involving horse racing.
The association identified suspicious betting activity in matches, eventually leading to “successful sporting or criminal sanctions announced against 15 teams, officials, or players.
“In several of the cases, data from IBIA and its members helped contribute to significant sanctions, such as life bans. This collective action attests to the powerful impact of IBIA’s data and cross-sector partnership working.”
Pennsylvania is home to betPARX and its privately-held parent, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment. It operates under the license of Parx Casino.
In Michigan, betPARX offers online sports betting under the license of Gun Lake Casino, a tribal facility owned and operated by the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan.
The operator has access to New Jersey under two licenses — Ocean Casino Resort and Freehold Raceway.
betPARX launched in Ohio through a partnership with the Muirfield Village Golf Club (MVGC) on January 1.
There are 79 brands listed as sportsbook members on the IBIA’s website, including betPARX. Other US operations members include bet365, Betfred, betJACK, Betly, Betway, DraftKings, Fanatics Sportsbook, Mohegan, partypoker, PokerStars, and Unibet.
IBIA was previously known as the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) but rebranded in June 2019. Before betPARX, the most recent operator to join IBIA was Fanatics, which did so on January 31.