Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

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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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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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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IBIA to share betting information with MGA’s Sports Integrity Unit

Sports Integrity Unit

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has signed a betting integrity information sharing agreement with the Sports Integrity Unit, a new unit launched by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) this summer as part of an initiative to increase the focus on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the first agreement between the …

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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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Live data deal reached as ITF plans major integrity investment

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has helped to salvage the sale of live scoring data for the $25k level of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour (WTT).  In 2016, the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis at the international level (ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board) appointed an Independent Review Panel (IRP) to address …

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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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