Tag Archives: International Betting Integrity Association

IBIA records 31% drop in alerts during 2019

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that it had reported 183 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during 2019, marking a 31% decline in alerts from 2018. According to the IBIA, tennis had accounted for the majority of the decline, having generated 101 alerts during 2019 – a reduction of 43% when compared to the 178 …

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Scott Longley – Betting makes the right call on Tennis Integrity

Scott Longley details that stakeholder cooperation, combined with an understanding of big picture dynamics at stake, have seen betting progress on its support of tennis integrity, avoiding a further 2020 banana skin for industry incumbents… The move announced in December by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) confirming the continued collection and distribution of in-play …

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Spelinspektionen submits new proposals to tackle match fixing

The Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen has revealed a new draft regulation which could prohibit operators from offering certain markets on individual performance. The legislation is currently awaiting review, however it could mean that betting operators must not offer betting markets on ‘a rule violation or loss in parts.’ For example, it is not allowed to offer bets on whether a …

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Napoleon deepens integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgium-based operator Napoleon Sports & Casino has announced it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) expanding portfolio of licensed retail and online sports betting brands. As a result, the Napoleon Games group, which has offered online sports betting since 2012, and its sportsbook will now join around 50 other operators in feeding IBIA’s unique global betting integrity monitoring …

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Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption

Tackling issues such as match-fixing and betting corruption has been a priority for regulators and betting operators alike, with more and more operators signing up to global monitoring and alert platforms such as those offered by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking to Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA, at Betting on Sports he explained that regulators have identified …

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Doha ‘golden match’ casts shadow over tennis integrity

A result from the $15,000 level futures tournament in Doha has swept the tennis world, bringing the integrity of the game into question.  The ‘golden match’, which is a contest that sees a competitor lose every single available point, saw world no.1367 Krittin Koaykul dominate her Ukrainian opponent Artem Bahmet. According to The Telegraph, the initial interest in the game stemmed …

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IBIA boosts platform ranks as Kambi joins integrity body

Sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi has strengthened its commitment to integrity after becoming the latest to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Under the terms of its membership, Kambi will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in order to strengthen betting integrity. The …

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LeoVegas deepens support for sports integrity with IBIA

LeoVegas has strengthened its commitment to sports integrity by becoming the fifth sports betting company to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) since it rebranded in June.  As part of the collaboration, LeoVegas.com will start feeding into IBIA’s unique global sports betting monitoring and alert system, while the company’s other betting platforms (Royal Panda, BetUK, Pixel.bet and 21.co.uk) will …

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IBIA records ‘significant downturn in alerts’ in Q3 report

Publishing its quarterly report for Q3, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has noted a ‘significant downturn in alerts’ of suspicious betting activity to the relevant authorities. The IBIA has recorded 50 cases of suspicious betting during Q3, with tennis and football making up 90% of the alerts.  Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, stated: “The …

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IBIA advises Brazil to rethink tax position & bolster integrity safeguards

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Brazilian government’s ‘draft decree’ on developing a regulatory framework for fixed-odds betting services. Representing the integrity interests of multiple sports betting incumbents, the IBIA raises stakeholder concerns with decree provisions attached to taxation and the Brazilian government’s approach to tackling potential sports manipulations. “Our response focuses on …

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