IBIA releases integrity report Q1 2023, 40 suspicious alerts detected

Once again, Europe comes out on top for securing the most amount of suspicious alerts.

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released its integrity report for Q1 2023.

A total of 40 suspicious alerts were detected across nine different sports, with football and tennis making up the majority of the sports.

Football leagues attracted 15 sport betting alerts, while volleyball, boxing and snooker flagged one alert each.

Out of all the alerts, Europe accounted for 60% of all reports, with eight coming from Spain alone. This is more than the total of any of the continents.

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “IBIA’s monitoring and alert network provides the most comprehensive, robust and detailed intelligence on suspicious betting activity globally.

“It utilizes detailed customer-account data that is only available to IBIA and its members and covers nearly 50% of all regulated commercial online betting.

“By harnessing those collective resources, we are able deploy a protective shield around IBIA operators, resulting in fewer attempts to corrupt our members compared to non-members.”

Across the Atlantic, a total of 105 reports have been flagged in Latin America since 2018, with 31% of these originating in Brazil.

Once again, football proved to be popular in the integrity report, with 64% of suspicious activity coming from the sport.

Ali added: “A well-regulated sports betting market is essential to the fight against sports betting related match-fixing.

“All relevant stakeholders, betting operators, policymakers, regulators, and sports, have an important role to play to ensure that Brazil enjoys the full benefits of a dynamic and competitive regulated sports betting market, whilst reducing the risks of match-fixing.”

However, the overall amount of international sports alerts was a 20% decrease from Q4 2022, which received 50 alerts, and marked a 17% decrease year-on-year.

For a more detailed look into IBIA reports, the company released its annual report for the full year of 2022 a few months ago.

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