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IBIA identifies consistent YoY betting alert trends in 2021 report

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that the number of betting alerts recorded in 2021 fell to 239, a 13% decline on the 2020 figure of 270. This is part of a wider trend ‘consistent in recent years’ which has seen the average number of betting alerts annually standing at 240 between 2018 and 2020.  Geographically, Europe continued …

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Bill South: Tackling sports corruption requires an organised operator approach

As the complexity of the sports betting industry has increased with a shift towards online and mobile gaming, a huge range of markets available and more jurisdictions opening up to the sector, it would be easy to assume that maintaining integrity and countering match fixing is harder than ever. This is not the case, however, for Bill South, Group Director …

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IBIA lauds ‘natural progression’ as IMG Arena joins its ranks

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has further enhanced its global reach, as sports betting provider and content hub IMG Arena joins its membership. As an associate member of the industry safeguarding and anti-corruption organisation, IMG will collaborate with the multinational body on betting integrity and sports data distribution. IMG is one of the latest companies to join as an …

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Sportradar secures IBIA Data Standards Kitemark

Sportradar has earned recognition for its data-driven betting integrity operations, having secured the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) Data Standards Kitemark. First launched in October of last year, the Data Standards Kitemark is a set of standards and guidelines relating to the collection of data for the purpose of protecting sporting integrity against betting corruption.  In issuing the Kitemark, described …

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IBIA updates Optimum Betting Market study to address LatAm sector

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its Optimum Betting Market study in recognition of the burgeoning Latin American sorts wagering sector. By updating the report, the IBIA hopes to ‘assist the development of betting regulation’ in countries in the region such as Brazil by assessing existing regulatory models in Colombia, Mexico and …

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IBIA records 14% decrease in suspicious sports fixtures

The number of suspicious sports matches has declined by 14%, according to the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Publishing its Q3 2021 report, the IBIA reported 65 cases of suspicious betting activity to relevant authorities, as opposed to 76 during the corresponding time period one year prior. Geographically, Europe accounted for 60% of all alerts during the third quarter of …

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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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