Tag Archives: International betting integrity association (IBIA)

IBIA and TIU call for increased due diligence as live sport returns

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have reiterated the need for betting and sports stakeholders to exercise increased due diligence in the facilitation of betting markets during the coronavirus pandemic. Publishing correspondence between the two, it was emphasised that a ‘risk-based approach’ would be taken to ensure that integrity is maintained in the sport. …

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H2 adds IBIA alerts to Global Betting Summary Dataset

Industry market insights provider H2 Gambling Capital has agreed to extend its ‘Global Betting Summary Dataset’ market data coverage to include data on suspicious betting reported by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The new dataset tracks back to 2017 when 266 alerts were logged, to the 183 reported last year. H2 updates its breakdown coverage on a quarterly basis, …

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IBIA reports 61 cases of suspicious betting during Q1 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that it had reported 61 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during Q1 2020. The figure marks a 36% increase on the number of cases reported during Q4 2019, and a 65% increase compared to the same period last year. Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “The industry’s main focus …

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IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has secured a new agreement with arbitration bodies eCOGRA and the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Under the terms of the partnership, the trio will focus upon implementing measures that will ‘inform and advance the customer betting dispute resolution decision-making process’. It will primarily consider circumstances where customer winnings are not paid for the …

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TIU hands lifetime ban to Joao Olavo Soares de Souza

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza a lifetime ban after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing offences as well as a number of associated corruption offences. In addition to the lifetime ban, Souza has also been issued with a $200,000 fine after he ‘committed numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program …

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Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020

Speaking at the SBC Awards 2019, a number of key figures in the industry gave their thoughts on what they believed would be the biggest trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2020. With new markets beginning to open up, a number of the awards winners pointed out that the industry should be keeping a close eye on a post-PASPA US market. …

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IBIA suggests New Zealand adopts ‘open’ licensing system

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has suggested that the New Zealand government implements a ‘suitable regulatory and fiscal structure for sports betting’ which will ensure that licensed operators are able to deliver a wide range of betting products.  Confirmed in its response to the public consultation on online gambling across New Zealand, the IBIA divided its response into two …

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IBIA & bet365 advise Dutch government to drop in-play limitations

A diverse range of betting stakeholders have advised the Dutch government not to restrict betting markets and instead implement sensible in-play wagering policies, as the Netherlands prepares to launch its regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021. Industry submissions have been made public as the Dutch government concludes its consultation on draft laws intended to govern remote gambling services. Seventeen industry …

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Bethard Group becomes the latest to join IBIA

Bethard Group has become the latest gambling operator to join the recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) which will see the duo work together to work together to monitor integrity and betting activity. Under the new partnership, Bethard Group’s two sports betting brands Bethard and Fastbet will now feed into the association’s global monitoring and alert system.  Khalid Ali, …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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