DFS and sportsbook operator DraftKings has joined the ranks of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The move was confirmed in a statement from IBIA this week in which the association said that DraftKings’ membership will significantly strengthen its bespoke global monitoring platform.

IBIA CEO Khalid Ali commented: “The association is delighted to welcome another leading name in the regulated sports betting sector to its ranks. DraftKings operates in a truly global business landscape.

“The addition of DraftKings’ sportsbook trading platform provides a significant boost to IBIA’s already extensive global regulated sports betting market and customer monitoring capabilities.”

Tim Dent, DraftKings’ Chief Compliance Officer, said: “Joining the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry is a clear statement of intent by DraftKings.

“The company places the protection of its client’s businesses, consumers and sporting events from corruption at the forefront of our corporate strategy. This agreement provides DraftKings’ private operator sportsbook clients with unparalleled trading and risk management protection.”

The International Betting Integrity Association is a leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry.

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.