IBAS was founded by journalists who wrote for the now-defunct Sporting Life newspaper. We have preserved our journalistic roots and the majority of our existing adjudicators remain either current or retired journalists.
We find that journalists with an interest or specialism in betting and gaming benefit us through their experience in the fields under scrutiny, their ability to write clear and cogent decisions and, importantly, their inclination to explore, challenge and get to the heart of the statements made by both parties in each dispute.
We pride ourselves on offering a thorough and impartial service, that understands both points of view and considers them evenly. Although we are not legal specialists, we use meetings of the adjudication panel to review relevant legal developments and how they might be applied to gambling disputes. Members of the adjudication panel aim to prepare each ruling on the basis that it may one day be considered by a judge in court.