The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 76 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the third quarter (Q3) of 2022. The Q3 alerts covered eight sports, with the top four of tennis (33 cases), esports (16), football (13) and table tennis (10) accounting for 95% of all alerts. From a geographical perspective, Europe accounted for around half (49%) of all alerts reported, followed by Asia (11%) and Africa (9%).
Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “Alerts for the quarter are at the higher end of the scale compared to previous years, but must be viewed against the association’s substantial growth in membership during the year. That has served to increase global market coverage and the alerts identified and reported, underlining the beneficial impact of a global multi-operator betting integrity network. IBIA continues to work closely with its members and external stakeholders, such as sports and regulators, to ensure that suitable risk management processes are implemented and encourages a zero-tolerance approach to the manipulation of sporting events and associated betting fraud.”
Other key data for Q3 2022:
- 60 – percentage decrease in football alerts compared to Q2 (32 alerts)
- 29 – number of countries where alerts were reported
- 15 – percentage decrease in alerts compared to Q2 (89 alerts)
- 5 – highest number of alerts recorded in a country (occurring in Spain, Hungary and Poland)
The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. It is run by operators for operators, protecting its members from corruption through collective action. Its monitoring and alert platform is a highly effective anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets. The association has longstanding information sharing partnerships with leading sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption. It represents the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, UN, Council of Europe and European Commission.