Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

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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Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Bet on Alfa has become the latest sports betting operator to join the recently-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), joining the likes of Virgin Bet and the Bethard Group. Under the terms of its membership, Bet on Alfa will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in …

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Virgin Bet demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Virgin Bet has become the latest operator to join the newly-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), highlighting its commitment to upholding betting integrity.  The move will facilitate the expansion of the IBIA’s monitoring and alert platform, with 50 brands now holding memberships to the association.  Simon Mizzi, Marketing Director at Virgin Bet, said: “Betting-related corruption in sport represents a serious …

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Relaunched IBIA backed by H2 Capital business insights

The newly relaunched International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA -formerly ESSA) has today announced that industry business data and information supplier H2 Capital will formerly act as its lead market data provider. The tie-up will see IBIA teams supported with access to the extensive H2 Capital database covering industry insight across 2 million data points reaching 150 jurisdictions, significantly strengthening IBIA …

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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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ESSA relaunches as International Betting Integrity Association

In a move to better reflect the global debate surrounding betting and integrity, ESSA has confirmed that it will be relaunching as the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) with immediate effect. The relaunched betting integrity body will focus upon the representation of regulated sports betting operators across 50 different brands set to provide information to its monitoring and alert platform. …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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Perform Group becomes first affiliate to get on board with ESSA

International sports betting integrity association ESSA has revealed that the Perform Group has become the association’s first affiliate member. Under the terms of the agreement, Perform Group’s dedicated global integrity team will work with ESSA on both operational and strategic issues, elevating the pair’s approach to integrity and sharing experiences when it comes to tackling betting integrity issues. Khalid Ali, …

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ESSA reveals US vision as 62 suspicious alerts raised in Q2

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ESSA has reported a total of 62 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter of 2018, involving eight different sports. The international betting integrity body highlights the vast majority (44) emanated from tennis, with football next in line with 12 suspicious alerts, followed by bowls, handball, boxing, basketball, beach volleyball and esports which had one …

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Betfred highlights integrity commitments with ESSA membership

UK-based operator Betfred has demonstrated its commitment to sports betting integrity, by joining the international sports betting integrity association ESSA. Combining a large retail operation with its online business, the moves increases the reach of the ESSA monitoring and alert platform, whilst also further strengthening and enhancing “ the association’s position as the regulated private sectors representative body on betting …

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