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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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Ontario orders halt to all UFC betting amid integrity concerns

Ontario orders halt to all UFC betting amid integrity concerns

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has ordered all operators in the province to stop taking bets on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) due to integrity concerns.

The Ontario regulator said that operators should stop offering any UFC betting with immediate effect.

Ontario – which launched its regulated betting and igaming market on 4 April of this year – has a number of rules intended to protect sporting integrity.

All events for which betting is permitted “must be effectively supervised by a sport governing body which must, at minimum, prescribe final rules and enforce codes of conduct that include prohibitions on betting by insiders”.

In addition, there must be “integrity safeguards in place which are sufficient to mitigate the risk of match-fixing, cheat-at-play, and other illicit activity that might influence the outcome of bet upon events”.

The UFC in October amended its rules and regulations to ban its fighters from betting on UFC events.

However, AGC..

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Sportradar raises guidance after US segment turns Q3 profit

Sportradar raises guidance after US segment turns Q3 profit

Sportradar raised its full-year guidance after it reported a 30.7% revenue increase to €178.8m and said its US segment turned a profit in Q3.

Sportradar reported that revenue from the United States was up by 61.2% to €31.6m.

“This growth was driven by a strong increase of US betting services, driven by cross-selling non-data products to betting operators as well as benefiting from our customers’ growth as a result of a development in the underlying market and new states legalising betting,” the group said.

Rest-of-world betting services was the largest segment of the business, with revenue up 28.4% from Q3 of 2021.

This, Sportradar said, was mostly due to clients using more products in which Sportradar receives a higher revenue share, such as as managed betting services.

“This growth was driven primarily by increased sales of our higher value-add offerings including managed betting services, which increased 84% to €38.2 million, and live odds services, which increased 12% to €27..

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DSWV partners IBIA to protect sporting integrity

DSWV partners IBIA to protect sporting integrity

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) and the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to protect sports integrity.

Under the arrangement, the DSWV and IBIA will work in partnership and coordinate their activities on betting and related integrity issues in Germany.

The two associations will bring together their expertise on activities aimed at promoting a viable regulated sports betting market in the country that has high consumer channelling and related consumer, sports and operator integrity protection measures.

“The partnership between the DSWV and IBIA is another welcome step forward for the German sports betting industry,” DSWV president Mathias Dahms said. “With its many years of international experience and expertise in the field of sports integrity, the IBIA will support us in strengthening the regulated market and protecting it from manipulation.

“We therefore look forward to many joint projects..

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Sportradar granted sublicence, must stop scouting in Genius-FDC settlement

Sportradar granted sublicence, must stop scouting in Genius-FDC settlement

Sportradar’s legal dispute against Genius Sports and the Fooball DataCo (FDC) has reached a resolution, with the parties agreeing out of court that Sportradar will receive a sublicence for English football data, but must stop unofficial scouting.

Under the terms of the settlement, Sportradar will be granted a sublicence that will grant access to a delayed secondary feed until 2024. In exchange for this, Sportradar will cease its unauthorised in-stadium data collection activities.

The case, which dates back to February 2020, challenged the English and Scottish football data licensing regime. The framework was established in May 2019 when Genius signed a landmark agreement with FDC that granted the data business exclusive rights to collect, license and distribute live data from the Premier League, the Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League. The case was heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Sportradar claimed that the system that had been built through this..

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Genius partners Brazilian operator Betsul

Genius partners Brazilian operator Betsul

Genius agrees official data, trading and live streaming deal with Betsul to power Brazilian product.

As part of the deal, Genius Sports will provide Betsul with the operatons of the entire sportsbook operations, including a full suite of data-driven outsourced tools across its PreMatch, LiveTrading and Risk streaming solutions.

The partnership includes Genius’ Sports’ portfolio of Brazilian content, which live streams football, basketball, volleyball, futsal and beach volleyball competitions through official partnerships with the Brazilian Basketball League (LNB), Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) and the Liga Nacional de Futsal.

The company’s premium global partnerships will also give Betsul access to the English Premier League, Liga MX, the Argentine Primera Division and Dimayor.

“The Brazilian sports betting market is poised for explosive growth under a transparent and competitive regulatory system,” said Fernando Martinez, head of commercial in LaTam for Genius Sports.
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Swedish regulator pens integrity deal with Sportradar

Swedish regulator pens integrity deal with Sportradar

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has entered into a new partnership with the Sportradar Integrity Services arm of Sportradar.

Under the deal, Sportradar will monitor a range of sports and competitions in Sweden and flag any suspicions of match-fixing to Spelinspektionen.

The regulator will also have the opportunity to work with Sportradar on initiatives to assess the risk of manipulation in certain sports.

“Through the information we will receive via Sportradar, we increase our knowledge of match fixing that we can use in, among other things, our regulatory work,” Spelinspektionen investigator Daniel Frisö-Grön said.

“It also gives us opportunities to expand the exchange of information with sports and the police within the framework of our collaboration against match-fixing.”

Earlier this month, Sportradar published its annual integrity report, revealing that a record-breaking 903 suspicious matches had been flagged in 2021.

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Athletes Unlimited selects Sportradar to protect integrity

Athletes Unlimited selects Sportradar to protect integrity

Athletes Unlimited – which runs women’s professional basketball, volleyball, softball and lacrosse leagues in the US – has agreed a deal with Sportradar Integrity Services to provide services to detect and prevent manipulation of its competitions.

Athletes Unlimited chose Sportradar Integrity Services after “a competitive selection process”, allowing the data provider to use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor betting patterns and detect suspicious patterns.

In addition, Sportradar will provide education services, including webinars, about match-fixing to athletes within the leagues. It will also conduct an “integrity audit” of Athletes Unlimited’s leagues, which launched in March 2020, and will assist any investigations by Athletes Unlimited into integrity threats to its events.

“We are thrilled to partner with global industry leader Sportradar as we continue to expand our betting platform for our fans,” Nicole Pawlak, senior director of special projects for Athl..

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Genius expects positive EBITDA and $340m in revenue for 2022

Genius expects positive EBITDA and $340m in revenue for 2022

Data provider Genius Sports expects revenue to reach $340m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $15m in 2022.

The business announced a number of details about its future outlook in its 2022 investor day today (27 January).

Revenue is set to reach $340m for the year thanks in part to continued growth as 2022 goes on. While revenue for Q1 is projected to be $78m and for Q2 this total is just $68m, the total then rises to $85m in Q3 and $109m in Q4, a busy period that will include both the NFL season and football’s World Cup.

Betting technology, content and services will make up the majority of revenue, bringing in $216m. SPorts technology and services will bring in $49m while projected revenue from media technology and services is $75m.

Like revenue, earnings are also expected to grow as the year goes on. The business expects to be EBITDA negative by $5m in Q1, before recording a total of in $8m in Q2, $9m in Q3 and $3m in Q4.

In 2023, the out..

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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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