Tag Archives: Khalid Ali

IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has urged the government of Australia to withdraw in-play betting restrictions as a means to further protect its regulated sports betting market and consumers from black-market threats.  The IBIA made its statement as part of its response to an open consultation on the Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS) – Australia’s integrity framework protecting sports …

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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

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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IBIA reports 61 cases of suspicious betting during Q1 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that it had reported 61 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during Q1 2020. The figure marks a 36% increase on the number of cases reported during Q4 2019, and a 65% increase compared to the same period last year. Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “The industry’s main focus …

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IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has secured a new agreement with arbitration bodies eCOGRA and the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Under the terms of the partnership, the trio will focus upon implementing measures that will ‘inform and advance the customer betting dispute resolution decision-making process’. It will primarily consider circumstances where customer winnings are not paid for the …

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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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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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