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IBIA received 40 suspicious alerts in Q1 2023

IBIA received 40 suspicious alerts in Q1 2023

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) received 40 suspicious betting alerts across nine sports in the first quarter of 2023.

This was down by 16.6% compared to the alerts IBIA recorded in Q1 2022, and 20% from the previous quarter.

Sport-by-sport, football generated the highest number of alerts at 15, representing 37.5% of the total. Tennis was close behind with 12, representing 30% of the total. Combined, football and tennis made up 67.5% of the alerts in the first quarter.

Table tennis accounted for four of the alerts. Basketball and esports generated two alerts each, while volleyball, boxing and snooker accounted for one alert each.

By continent

A total of 24 alerts took place in Europe. Six took place in Asia, while four took place in Africa. North America and South America accounted for two alerts each.

Two esports alerts were not included in this breakdown as IBIA said it was unclear where the alerts took place.

IBIA noted a particular trend in Spain. Eigh..

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IBIA reports 268 suspicious betting alerts in 2022

IBIA reports 268 suspicious betting alerts in 2022

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) announced that it reported 268 suspicious sports betting alerts in 2022, a 14% year-on-year increase.

This compares with an average of 230 alerts announced between 2019 and 2021.

The association stated this increase can be largely put down to a widening of its monitoring network due to membership growth.

During the year, the IBIA added 16 new members to its ranks, meaning that 45 businesses representing 125 betting brands are now count themselves as members.

“The addition of 16 new members in 2022 has undoubtedly strengthened our monitoring and alert network and our ambition is to see all responsible regulated sports betting operators collaborating through IBIA,” said Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA. “Proactive and collaborative action by our sector is an essential component in the fight against match-fixing, and to enhancing the overall reputation of the sector in general.”

Divided by quarter, there were 48 alerts in Q1, rising ..

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Key industry players partner for women’s sports research

Key industry players partner for women’s sports research

A group of leading industry groups and businesses have joined forces to carry out long-term research exploring the growth in women’s sports.

Entain, Stats Perform, the International Betting Integrity Association and the All-In Diversity Project will work in collaboration with the German Sports University of Cologne to conduct the research.

The initiative will focus on the links between the popularity of women’s sports, betting on women’s sports and rising numbers of female sports bettors.

The group will work to publish its findings ahead of football’s Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand.

Confirmation of the new research project comes as the 2022 Uefa European Women’s Football Championship is taking place in England.

The tournament is currently at the quarter-final stage, with England, Spain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, France and the Netherlands having progressed from the group stage.

The final will take place on 31 July at Londo..

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IBIA receives 236 suspicious bet alerts in 2021 as football alerts hit record high

IBIA receives 236 suspicious bet alerts in 2021 as football alerts hit record high

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has received 236 suspicious betting alerts in 2021, with football reporting a record 66 alerts for the sport.

The overall number represents a 13% decrease on 2020’s figure, when 270 suspicious cases were flagged. The alerts spanned 13 sports across 49 countries.

69 alerts were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2021, following on from the 65 recorded in the third quarter.

Tennis produced the most alerts of any sport with 80, down from the 98 recorded in 2020. The 66 football alerts represented am 8% increase on the figure reported for 2020.

Table tennis added a further 40 alerts, with esports contributing 30, basketball seven and volleyball six. Ice hockey, beach volleyball, squash, horseracing, futsal, cricket and handball all added a single alert each.

IBIA alerts are flagged via member operators, who raise suspicious activity to the association involved and all other members. Should IBIA determine, following a review, tha..

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Stats Perform secures IBIA accreditation for second consecutive year

Stats Perform secures IBIA accreditation for second consecutive year

Sports data and AI technology provider Stats Perform has renewed its accreditation to the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) Data Standards.

Following an independent audit from the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), Stats Perform was able to renew its accreditation for the collection and distribution of sports event data for betting.

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Stats Perform became the first sports data supplier to receive the accreditation back in January 2021, after committing to the watchdog’s best practice standards in late 2020.

“Having been a consistent advocate for the highest standards of integrity and quality in sports data, Stats Perform was proud to become the first company to champion and receive the accreditation,” Stats Perform chief betting officer Andrew Ashenden commented.

“To successfully renew the accreditation is testament to the ongoing quality and integrity efforts of our sports data operations teams.”

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