This week the International Betting Integrity Association announced that Portugal's gaming regulator, the Portuguese Online Betting and Gambling Association (APAJO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and will work with the group moving forward.
The two groups will work together in the areas of gambling and sports integrity in order to nurture safe gambling in the country. Both groups will share information to help ensure integrity in sports taking place in the country.
"Portugal is an important market for IBIA members and maintaining the integrity of the betting product and sporting events is therefore of significant importance," said IBIA CEO Khalid Ali. "The agreement with APAJO marks the start of a coordinated approach to meeting our shared goals to establish and maintain a dynamic, competitive and well-regulated Portuguese betting market that deters corruption and seeks to prevent customers from being channelled into the unregulated market."
APAJO Executive Committee President Ricardo Domingues added: "APAJO is strongly invested in building and maintaining the most beneficial environment for Portuguese consumers and operators, and sports integrity is definitively a very important part of this overarching goal.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with IBIA, whose extensive work and knowledge in this domain will surely be extremely valuable. We'll look forward to making our own contribution at the international level for the progress of this industry as a whole."