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..