Tag Archives: International betting integrity association (IBIA)

Elgin City’s Kane Hester denies betting conspiracy allegations

Kane Hester, a striker for Scottish football club Elgin City, has denied involvement in a betting conspiracy to defraud bet365 of £13,583. The footballer is alleged to have participated in a scheme with three men from Montrose in which he agreed to stamp on a Hibernian FC player in order to get booked by referee Willie Collum in a fixture …

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FIFA enhances safeguarding strategy via Global Integrity Programme

FIFA has enhanced its global football safeguarding policy via the launch of the Global Integrity Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The programme places a strong emphasis on education, aiming to enhance integrity within all 211 member organisations via resource and knowledge sharing among various Integrity Officers, with the aim of preventing match …

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Stats Perform’s integrity efforts recognised with IBIA accreditation

Stats Perform’s integrity efforts recognised with IBIA accreditation

Stats Perform has become the first betting data provider to receive a Data Standards Accreditation from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).  Receiving the award, Stats Perform was recognised by the IBIA for its collection and distribution of sports event data for betting. Andrew Ashenden, Chief Betting Officer at Stats Perform, commented: “This accreditation is thanks to tireless quality and …

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Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) has banned Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry for eight years for two match-fixing incidents and failing to produce his phone records to the governing body. McKinstry has been issued a six-and-a-half-year ban for match-fixing, on top of an additional 18-month suspension for failing to provide the DRA with an itemised phone bill. In August, the International …

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MGA launches first phase of new integrity monitoring system 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has beta launched its new online platform which will allow B2C licensed sports betting operators to report suspicious betting activities to its new ‘sports integrity monitoring unit’.  The launch of the platform forms part of the MGA’s 2020 roadmap, in which the regulatory agency has expanded its technical solutions and systems which monitor online gambling …

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IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has entered into a new partnership with Sweden’s Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) whereby the duo will ‘work together on projects of mutual interest’. Through the memorandum of understanding (MoU), BOS and IBIA’s collaboration will likely focus on the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes in Sweden. Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of BOS, commented: “A …

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Bingoal ups integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgian-based retail and online gambling company Bingoal has become the latest operator to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). By becoming an IBIA member, Bingoal will incorporate its sportsbook operation with IBIA’s global betting integrity monitoring and alert platform, sharing information on suspicious betting activities with approximately 85 other brands. Joeri Impens, CEO of Bingoal, commented: “As a socially …

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IBIA records highest suspicious betting figures for Q3 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has identified and reported 76 incidents of suspicious betting issued to respective authorities during the third quarter of 2020.  The betting alerts covered seven different sports and found the most cases in football and tennis, which each held 25 incidents, making up 66% of the total.  Meanwhile, the IBIA revealed that esports followed closely …

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Niels Erik Folmann: The pandemic was not just a commercial issue, but also one of integrity

With a lack of live sports markets over the last few months, betting companies and punters alike have switched their attention towards a range of new sports, leagues and betting opportunities – but doing so has resulted in fresh concerns regarding the integrity of such markets. Discussing how the pandemic has affected the ways in which companies approached the last …

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Superbet highlights integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Romanian gambling operator Superbet has upped its commitment to sports betting integrity after becoming a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Under the partnership, Superbet will feed into IBIA’s unique global monitoring and alert system, and benefit from the platform’s security and business protection measures. Ivan Gojic, Head of In-Play Trading at Superbet, commented: “Superbet’s membership of IBIA …

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