The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Colombian Federation of Entrepreneurs of Games of Luck and Chance (Fecoljuegos) to combat sports integrity in the country.
The MoU agreement will see the IBIA and Fecoljuegos work together on projects and initiatives in Colombia to battle sports betting-related fraud and to protect the integrity of sports and sports betting companies.
“We are happy to collaborate with Fecoljuegos on common projects in the fight against match-fixing,” stated Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA.
“The establishment of the Colombian National Committee for the prevention of manipulation of sports competitions is the first of its kind in the Latin American region. Fecoljuegos played an important role in its launch and we fully support the call for integrity provisions to be included in the gambling legislation.”
The IBIA has also recently signed an MoU with the Canadian Gaming Association for Ontario and the wider Canadian market.
Evert Montero Cárdenas, President of Fecoljuegos, added: “With great expectation, we receive this memorandum which establishes an agreement of wills, we believe that this is an important step to shield the activity from irregular practices that have affected it for years.
“Partnering with IBIA is surely something that guarantees higher standards of integrity, which represents an advantage for the legal industry in the country.”
Earlier this month, the IBIA extended its partnership agreement with H2 Gambling Capital, a global specialist gambling sector market data provider, keeping H2 as its official betting market data partner.