Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

IBIA reports decline in alerts but Europe continues to account for most

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its Q2 2021 report, identifying Europe as the continent responsible for the single largest amount of betting integrity alerts. Overall, 47% of all reported alerts originated in Europe, followed by Asia and South America at 13% each, with alerts spanning across a total of 15 countries. This is a continuing trend first …

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IBIA finds ‘no corruption issues’ across 99.96% of regulated markets

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released its ‘optimum’ study into betting regulation, assessing 20 jurisdictions across six continents, finding no evidence of corruption across the vast majority of surveyed markets. Covering ‘a range of licencing models,’ the study collected fiscal and integrity data from multiple regulated betting operators – representing almost 50% of all commercial online betting activity …

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BGC announces global sports safeguarding partnership with IBIA

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced a global partnership with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) to enhance cooperation on the promotion and safeguarding of sporting integrity. Representing the largest regulated sports betting operators in the world, the Memorandum of Understanding will see the two organisations collaborate on the coordination of their respective global activities in both existing …

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Jdigital enhances Spanish betting integrity with IBIA partnership

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has formed a partnership with Jdigital, the Spanish online gambling trade body, having reached a memorandum of understanding. Under the terms of the partnership, the two organisations will work to develop a framework for cooperation and coordination. Additionally, the partners will organise projects aimed at promoting regulated betting markets with high consumer channelling and …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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IBIA enhances reach with integration of Gaming1

The International Betting Integrity Agency (IBIA) has enhanced its global reach and presence via the addition of Gaming1, a prominent Belgian gaming operator. Part of the Argent Group, Gaming1 maintains a large portfolio focusing on the European and American markets, including both retail and online sports betting brands such as Circus and Zamba. Gaming1’s brands will feed into the IBIA’s …

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IBIA and All-in Diversity Project address sports betting challenges

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has formed a strategic partnership with the industry driven All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) to address changing challenges within the sector. AIDP focuses on the promotion of diversity, equality and conclusion in the sports betting and gaming environment, whilst the IBIA cooperates with sporting bodies, law enforcement and industry figures to combat match fixing and …

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IBIA records a 48% increase in suspicious betting for 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has recorded a 48% increase in suspicious betting reports from 2019 to 2020, with a 25% increase in football alone. In total 270 cases were reported, spanning 43 countries and 15 different sports, with 68 occurring in the first quarter. This is opposed to 183 reports in 2019, which were largely attributed to table …

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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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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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