42 suspicious betting alerts reported by IBIA in Q1 2022 – European Gaming Industry News
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 42 cases of suspicious betting to relevant authorities in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. The Q1 total represents a 39% reduction from 69 cases in Q4 2021 and is similar. drop compared to the first quarter of 2021, which had recorded 64 alerts. Tennis (14 alerts), football (10) and table tennis (10) accounted for over 80% of alerts reported during the quarter, with the remainder covering volleyball (4), billiards (3) and esports (1). Geographically, European sporting events continued to provide the highest number of alerts with 55% of the first quarter total, followed by Asia with 24%.
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “Alerts continue to fluctuate from quarter to quarter, but it is nevertheless welcome that the first quarter saw a significant drop in suspicious betting and potential corrupt activity on IBIA member markets. This decline is all the more notable as these alerts come from a significantly expanded membership base in the first three months of 2022, as the association is set to become the leading integrity provider in the newly opened markets of the Netherlands. Bas and Ontario, and to spread in the American States. This growth means IBIA’s leading Global Integrity Network is now well over $137 billion in annual betting revenue reported in 2021.”
Other Q1 2022 key data:
- 57 – the percentage decrease in tennis alerts (14) reported in the first quarter compared to 33 in the fourth quarter of 2021
- 50 – the table tennis alert percentage of matches played in Germany (5 out of 10)
- 23 – countries where alerts on sporting events were reported in the first quarter
- 6 – alerts have been reported on six different sports
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 alerting platform is a highly effective anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity in its members’ betting markets. The association has long-standing information-sharing partnerships with major sports and gambling regulators to use its data and prosecute corruption. He represents the sector in high-level political discussion forums such as the IOC, the UN, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.