Tag Archives: International betting integrity association (IBIA)

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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PandaScore secures official data partnership with ESIC

PandaScore has been named as the official data partner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), joining an ‘exclusive class’ of data-based business partners of the organisation. The real-time esports data and AI-powered statistics provider will collaborate with ESIC in identifying and investigating suspicious betting activity in esports. Additionally, as an official data partner of the commission, PandaScore will contribute to …

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All-in Diversity Project strikes strategic partnership with NOGA

The All-in Diversity Project has gained the support of the Netherlands Online Gaming Association (NOGA) as a part of a new strategic partnership, enhancing its reach across continental Europe. As a partner of NOGA, the All-in Diversity Project will be able to leverage valuable information, webinars and training on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion to the association’s members, as well as …

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Gaming1 appoints Ricardo Viana to lead creative game development

Gaming1 has strengthened its game design and marketing team by appointing Ricardo Viana as its Chief Creative Officer – the first position of its kind in the company. As CCO at the Argent Group gaming and sports betting platform, Viana will take charge of the design, distribution and marketing of its global suite of over 120 titles, streamlining the development …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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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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Elgin City’s Kane Hester denies betting conspiracy allegations

Kane Hester, a striker for Scottish football club Elgin City, has denied involvement in a betting conspiracy to defraud bet365 of £13,583. The footballer is alleged to have participated in a scheme with three men from Montrose in which he agreed to stamp on a Hibernian FC player in order to get booked by referee Willie Collum in a fixture …

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FIFA enhances safeguarding strategy via Global Integrity Programme

FIFA has enhanced its global football safeguarding policy via the launch of the Global Integrity Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The programme places a strong emphasis on education, aiming to enhance integrity within all 211 member organisations via resource and knowledge sharing among various Integrity Officers, with the aim of preventing match …

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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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Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) has banned Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry for eight years for two match-fixing incidents and failing to produce his phone records to the governing body. McKinstry has been issued a six-and-a-half-year ban for match-fixing, on top of an additional 18-month suspension for failing to provide the DRA with an itemised phone bill. In August, the International …

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