American apparel (and now betting) company Fanatics has announced that it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association, which will see the company working with the group to help keep events from being corrupted.
The joining of the association comes just days after Fanatics launched its service. Fanatics opened a sportsbook at FedEx Field, the home of the NFL's Washington Commanders last week, featuring multiple betting kiosks, as well as televisions.
There are over 125 sportsbetting brands and 45 related companies that are part of IBIA, which monitors sportsbetting operations for irregular betting patterns and informs leagues where appropriate.
Regarding the partnership, Fanatics Betting and Gaming Senior VP of Trading Andrew Wright said, "Partnering with the International Betting Integrity Association is an important step in providing our customers with a secure trading environment as we begin to roll out our sports betting platform in 2023.
"IBIA is an important international institution that monitors the global betting markets of their regulated members providing much needed analysis and monitoring of potential betting irregularities."
IBIA CEO Khalid Ali also commented, noting: "IBIA is delighted to welcome a major globally recognized brand into our association. Fanatics Betting and Gaming's decision to join IBIA is a major boost for the association in North America and follows an increasing number of US-based businesses becoming members of IBIA.
"The company will be integrated into IBIA's global betting integrity network, which consists of many of the world's largest regulated sports betting operators. Fanatics Sportsbook's decision to join IBIA demonstrates its desire to utilize the best integrity protection available globally for its sports betting product."