The alerts covered eight sports, with football topping the list with 32 cases. Tennis and horseracing followed with 27 and 12 respectively. The top three sports accounted for over 81% of all alerts reported.
Other key data for the quarter included eight alerts for table tennis, four for esports, three for basketball, and one each for handball and greyhound racing.
The alerts spanned 36 countries, with Europe accounting for 52% of all alerts reported. Asia and North America followed with 20% and 15% respectively. 46 of the alerts were from Europe, 18 from Asia, 13 from North America, five from Africa, and two from South America. The four esports alerts were not allocated a country as “it’s not always clear where an event has been hosted,” the IBIA said.
The IBIA noted that Canada’s Ontario was the principal focus of regulatory interest during the quarter, with the province opening its online market to regulated operators. The association added that it has been accredited as an independent integrity monitor by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), and represents many of the operators currently offering sports betting in the province.
“The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry,” a statement from the IBIA read. “It is run by operators for operators, protecting its members from corruption through collective action. Its monitoring and alert platform is a highly effective anticorruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets.
“The association has longstanding information sharing partnerships with leading sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption. It represents the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, UN, Council of Europe and European Commission.”