Tag Archives: IBIA

IBIA: Football friendlies are easily exploited by match fixers

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has warned betting leadership that a lack of governance of friendly football matches is being exploited by criminal gangs.  New research by the University of Nicosia Research Foundation, funded by the EC’s Erasmus+ programme, has revealed that more than 250 friendly matches involving European clubs “showed signs of suspicious activity” during the recorded period …

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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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Europe flagged as continent responsible for most betting alerts by GLMS

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has released its report for Q1 2021, identifying Europe as the continent most responsible for suspicious betting alerts. A total of 23 alerts were reported to GLMS’ international sporting partners, of which four were sent to FIFA, seven to UEFA, three to the TIU, two to ESIC and two to the IOC. The remaining …

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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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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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Stats Perform pledges full support for IBIA data standards

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Stats Perform has pledged its full support for the announcement made by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), who this morning issued a set of minimum standards governing the procedures for the collection of sporting event data for betting. The auditing process, said IBIA, will be conducted by industry specialist eCOGRA, while those parties that pass that independent audit will …

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IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has urged the government of Australia to withdraw in-play betting restrictions as a means to further protect its regulated sports betting market and consumers from black-market threats.  The IBIA made its statement as part of its response to an open consultation on the Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS) – Australia’s integrity framework protecting sports …

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