IBIA: Asia suspicious sports betting down

IBIA: Asia suspicious sports betting down

Asia was responsible for 36% of suspicious sports betting alerts in the third quarter of 2019, according to the IBIA.

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported a total of 50 alerts for the quarter, in line with the 51 recorded in the second quarter but well down on the 72 alerts in the third quarter of 2018. Moreover, Asia was responsible for 18 of the 50 suspicious betting alerts in the most recent quarter – second only to Europe globally, which recorded 21 alerts.

It is worth highlighting that in sport, betting on tennis and football are the main source of alerts; comprising 90% of all suspicious betting combined.

Similarly, a total of 138 cases were reported in 2019, representing a 25% drop from the 184 cases recorded year-on-year. Also, the IBIA said a decline in alerts from the second tier ITF tennis tour was behind the improved results.

Furthermore, IBIA Secretary General, Khalid Ali added “we welcome the ongoing efforts of the sport to work closely with us and to identify and impose sanctions on corrupt players.”

“The scope of the association’s unique and global leading monitoring system has been boosted by four new members during 2019, with discussions ongoing with a number of other companies interested in investing in integrity and protecting their businesses from corruption.”

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) is a leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry, run by sports betting operators and also protecting its members from corruption by collectively detecting and reporting suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets.

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