Tag Archives: IBIA

Nick Iliffe, Stats Perform: Integrity challenges & collaboration in practice

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Collaboration amongst stakeholders in the global sports integrity landscape is universally accepted as being vital in the fight against match-fixing and corruption writes Nick Iliffe, Integrity Intelligence Manager at Stats Perform. Attend any sports integrity conference and you will probably hear someone mention the need for collaboration within the first 15 minutes of a presentation.  Yet what is often discussed …

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IBIA records ‘significant downturn in alerts’ in Q3 report

Publishing its quarterly report for Q3, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has noted a ‘significant downturn in alerts’ of suspicious betting activity to the relevant authorities. The IBIA has recorded 50 cases of suspicious betting during Q3, with tennis and football making up 90% of the alerts.  Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, stated: “The …

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Brazilian sports seeks to establish Committee for betting protections

Leading figureheads in Brazilian sports governance have urged the PSL government to help form a ‘Sports Integrity Committee’, driving an agenda on developing sports betting safeguards and protections. At present, Brazilian policymakers are assessing the regulatory frameworks propositioned by the government’s ‘draft decree’ on establishing a regulated land-based and digital sports betting marketplace. This summer, Brazilian authorities allowed diverse stakeholders …

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Tennis alert drop off casts doubt on IRP data findings

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Sportradar has suggested that the Independent Review Panel (IRP) would have delivered a different set of conclusions about corruption in tennis had it been completed a year later. David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, pointed to the “dramatic drop off in the number of integrity alerts for tennis over the last 12 months” as evidence that the situation …

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IBIA advises Brazil to rethink tax position & bolster integrity safeguards

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Brazilian government’s ‘draft decree’ on developing a regulatory framework for fixed-odds betting services. Representing the integrity interests of multiple sports betting incumbents, the IBIA raises stakeholder concerns with decree provisions attached to taxation and the Brazilian government’s approach to tackling potential sports manipulations. “Our response focuses on …

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IBIA & bet365 advise Dutch government to drop in-play limitations

A diverse range of betting stakeholders have advised the Dutch government not to restrict betting markets and instead implement sensible in-play wagering policies, as the Netherlands prepares to launch its regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021. Industry submissions have been made public as the Dutch government concludes its consultation on draft laws intended to govern remote gambling services. Seventeen industry …

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Bethard Group becomes the latest to join IBIA

Bethard Group has become the latest gambling operator to join the recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) which will see the duo work together to work together to monitor integrity and betting activity. Under the new partnership, Bethard Group’s two sports betting brands Bethard and Fastbet will now feed into the association’s global monitoring and alert system.  Khalid Ali, …

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IBIA notifies EC of Lower Austria’s irrational betting restrictions

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has submitted its response to the European Commission (EC), in relation to the state of Lower Austria drafting its ‘Sports Betting Act’ which seeks an assessment on compatibility with European Union laws. Last August the executive of Lower Austria, published its draft legislative mandate seeking to comprehensively revamp its state wagering laws, that have …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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