IBIA calls for LatAm jurisdictions to adopt robust sports betting integrity provisions

Welcomes Brazilian requirement for operators to join an independent integrity monitoring body

9 July 2024: The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) today called for Latin American decision-makers to increase their focus on creating a robust sports betting integrity ecosystem to tackle match-fixing. The new Brazilian regulatory framework, which includes the requirement that licensed sports betting operators should join an independent integrity monitoring body, provides a template that should be replicated across the LatAm region.

The adverse impact of match-fixing on the Brazilian betting market and sport continues to be an issue of significant importance. IBIA therefore welcomes the recent publication of Ordinance 827/2024 and its integrity reporting requirements as a vital step towards addressing any integrity concerns. Brazil is poised to become an integrity leader in LatAm, which has seen IBIA report 127 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities in the region over the last 5 years.