The presenting sponsors for the upcoming 2023 Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport have been announced! Among the sponsors are major sports betting operators such as Bet365 Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and Betway Sportsbook.
In addition to these top betting companies, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) will be one of the main sponsors. The overall goal of the Symposium is one of responsible gaming, with an extra focus on combating any type of competition manipulation.
IBIA, FanDuel, & More To Be Presenting Sponsors for Upcoming Gaming Symposium
A new press release from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) has revealed some of the presenting sponsors for the upcoming 2023 Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport. One of these sponsors is the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), an international group looking to combat against betting corruption while safegarding the ethics around sporting events and sports-related business. The not-for-profit organization spans six continents, with members including over 120 international betting operators.
In addition, sportsbooks such as FanDuel Sportsbook, Betway Sportsbook, and Bet365 Sportsbook were announced as presenting sponsors for the upcoming Symposium. All three are some of the top online sportsbooks available in the U.S. and Ontario. Additionally, all three operators are established members of the IBIA, with FanDuel’s involvement through its parent company Flutter Entertainment. Other noteworthy IBIA members include DraftKings, Betfred Sports, Unibet, PokerStars Sports, Fanatics Sportsbook, and BetParx.
As CCES CEO and President Jeremy Luke put it in the press release, “We are grateful to bet365, Betway, FanDuel, and IBIA for sponsoring the symposium. Their commitment to combating betting corruption will help protect the integrity of sport.” The 2023 Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport will take place in Torotno, Canada from May 30-31st at the Westin Harbour Castle. There will be a number of speakers present at the event, such as Professor Richard McClaren, a top voice on sports law and sports arbitration.
— CCES (@EthicsInSPORT) May 16, 2023
The CCES Continues To Strive For Ethics In Sports
The upcoming symposium is organized by the CCES, alongside McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. and the Canadian Olympic Committee. The CCES is a Canadian not-for-profit aiming to make sports safe and ethical for individuals involved, with an additional focus on preventing doping in sporting events. The organization is a proponent of True Sport, a collection of programs with values aligning with those of CCES.
IBIA & its members @bet365, @betway & @FanDuel are glad to be the presenting sponsors of the @EthicsInSPORT Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport. The goal of the event is to develop a common way forward to address the competition manipulation in Canada 👇
— International Betting Integrity Association (@IBIA_bet) May 16, 2023
Ethics In Sports And Betting An Increased Focus
Discussions have begun to key more on the responsible side of sports and betting as the two continue to intersect. One of the most recent examples regards an ongoing look into sports betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team. Following some suspicious betting activity, Ohio stopped all wagering on the team, as did FanDuel Sportsbook.
Meanwhile, a betting-related investigation has started on numerous athletes for the Iowa State University Cyclones and Iowa University Hawkeyes. The rollouts of sports betting markets such as Ontario, Ohio, and Massachusetts have increasingly focused on using correct terminology in marketing online sportsbooks.