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    Default IBIA reports says "suspicious betting" is on the rise

    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) is reporting a 52% year-on-year increase in suspicious betting alerts in the third quarter, with football and tennis accounting for two thirds of cases.

    Other key trends and numbers from the report released today:

    A total of 76 suspicious alerts on seven different sports and spanning 23 different
    countries were reported to the relevant authorities for further investigation in Q3
    2020. This figure may be revised in future depending on the outcome of any
    ongoing investigations.

    Of the 25 tennis alerts, 19 matches were provided to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)
    as intelligence reports as they do not relate to events sanctioned by the main tennis
    tours. However, some players engaged in those events may fall within the scope of
    that body’s Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

    Football saw 25 alerts, a significant increase compared to the four alerts in Q2
    however the previous quarter was severely impacted by the sporting shutdown
    caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Europe, with 34 alerts, made up almost half of the total reported, followed by Asia
    with 15 alerts.

    The Q3 total is 31% higher than the 58 cases in Q2 2020 and 52% higher than the
    50 alerts reported in Q3 2019
    IBIA secretary general Khalid Ali said the increase in reports had been expected, given the resumption of many sports events after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown that saw fixtures during the first two quarters of 2020 cancelled.

    “IBIA’s figures also reflect a growing membership – we have announced four new members so far this year and further announcements are imminent – which in turn increases the association’s global betting market monitoring coverage.

    “IBIA will continue to work closely with key stakeholders on betting integrity issues and also in related areas such sports data collation and customer dispute resolution.”
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