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Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), and the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the integrity of sports betting. It brings together the body responsible for ensuring that the Swedish sports betting market is legal, safe and reliable.

Suspicious betting information will be shared

The MoU will allow both parties to share information on suspicious betting activity identified in Swedish sport.

IBIA represents the majority of SGA’s licensed betting market, which leading industry data and intelligence company H2 Gambling Capital has valued at SEK 4,690 million in GGR sports betting in 2022.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, commented: “IBIA is very pleased to have reached this agreement with the Swedish Gaming Authority. The association is focused on working closely with the SGA to maintain the integrity of Swedish sport and the market of regulated betting.”

“IBIA will use its global customer account transaction data to identify and report suspicious bets on Swedish sporting events to the SGA and participate in any related investigative actions. Maintaining market integrity is of paramount importance.”

Camilla Rosenberg, General Director of the SGA, added: “It is very important to us that information is shared regarding suspicious betting activity in order to maintain the integrity of sports.”

“Therefore, we are very pleased to have reached this agreement with IBIA, which will be beneficial for our national platform coordination and overall work against match-fixing. We look forward to our cooperation with IBIA.”

IBIA annual report will be out soon

In December 2023, the Swedish government notified the European Commission that it intended to amend the Gambling Act.

The changes include proposals to make Sweden fully compliant with the Macolin Convention. In this way, this will also help SGA create and manage a platform for itself.

Thus, licensed operators and national sports federations will be able to share information about suspected match fixing.

IBIA is a globally recognized non-profit organization that seeks to ensure integrity in the sports betting industry. Its members include nearly 50 companies and more than 125 leading sports betting brands.

There are more than US$137 billion in bets per year among its members. Thus, this makes IBIA the world’s leading operator-run integrity monitoring body.

IBIA’s Q4 2023 health report detailed 50 alerts. In the coming weeks, the association will publish its annual report for 2023, bringing insights and achievements from the last year.

The association reported 268 alerts to authorities in 2022, with successful sporting or criminal sanctions against 15 teams, officials or players.