IBIA registers 42 suspicious betting alerts in the first quarter of 2022mestre de 2022

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 42 suspicious betting cases to the relevant authorities during Q1 2022. The Q1 total is a 39% reduction when compared to 69 cases in Q4 2021 and is a similar decrease. when compared to the first quarter of 2021, which recorded 64 alerts.

Tennis (14 alerts), football (10) and table tennis (10) accounted for over 80% of notifications reported during the period, with the remainder covering volleyball (4), billiards (3) and eSports (1). From a geographic perspective, European sporting events continued to provide the most alerts with 55% of the Q1 total, followed by Asia with 24%.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “Alerts continue to fluctuate from quarter to quarter, but it is welcome that the first quarter saw a considerable drop in suspicious betting and potential corrupt activity in IBIA member markets.”

Ali added: “This drop is more noticeable as these alerts come from a substantially expanded membership base in the first three months of 2022, with the association poised to become the leading provider of integrity in the newly opened markets of the Netherlands and Ontario and advancing through the US states. This growth means that IBIA’s leading global integrity network is now above $137 billion in reported annual betting revenue in 2021.”

Important data about the betting market at the beginning of the year

Other important data for the first quarter of 2022:

57 – the percentage decrease in tennis alerts (14) reported in Q1 from 33 in Q4 2021;

50 – the percentage of alerts for table tennis matches played in Germany (5 out of 10);

23 – countries where alerts about sporting events were reported during the first quarter;

6 – Alerts were reported in six different sports.

About IBIA

The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. The 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 gaming regulators to utilize their data and prosecute corruption. It represents the sector in high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, the UN, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.