Tag Archives: International betting integrity association (IBIA)

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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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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IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has entered into a new partnership with Sweden’s Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) whereby the duo will ‘work together on projects of mutual interest’. Through the memorandum of understanding (MoU), BOS and IBIA’s collaboration will likely focus on the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes in Sweden. Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of BOS, commented: “A …

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Bingoal ups integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgian-based retail and online gambling company Bingoal has become the latest operator to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). By becoming an IBIA member, Bingoal will incorporate its sportsbook operation with IBIA’s global betting integrity monitoring and alert platform, sharing information on suspicious betting activities with approximately 85 other brands. Joeri Impens, CEO of Bingoal, commented: “As a socially …

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IBIA records highest suspicious betting figures for Q3 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has identified and reported 76 incidents of suspicious betting issued to respective authorities during the third quarter of 2020.  The betting alerts covered seven different sports and found the most cases in football and tennis, which each held 25 incidents, making up 66% of the total.  Meanwhile, the IBIA revealed that esports followed closely …

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Niels Erik Folmann: The pandemic was not just a commercial issue, but also one of integrity

With a lack of live sports markets over the last few months, betting companies and punters alike have switched their attention towards a range of new sports, leagues and betting opportunities – but doing so has resulted in fresh concerns regarding the integrity of such markets. Discussing how the pandemic has affected the ways in which companies approached the last …

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Superbet highlights integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Romanian gambling operator Superbet has upped its commitment to sports betting integrity after becoming a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Under the partnership, Superbet will feed into IBIA’s unique global monitoring and alert system, and benefit from the platform’s security and business protection measures. Ivan Gojic, Head of In-Play Trading at Superbet, commented: “Superbet’s membership of IBIA …

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Speel Verantwoord focuses on consumer channelisation with IBIA MoU

Dutch online gambling trade organisation Stichting Speel Verantwoord (SSV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The agreement will see SSV and the IBIA work alongside one another on projects aimed at promoting and establishing viable regulated betting markets with high consumer channelling and related consumer, sports and operator integrity protection measures. Peter-Paul …

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

TIU bans French umpire for betting breaches

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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