The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 88 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter (Q2) of 2022. The Q2 alerts covered eight sports, with the top three being football (32 cases), tennis (27), and horseracing (12) and accounting for over 80 per cent of all alerts reported. From a geographical perspective, the alerts spanned 36 countries with Europe accounting for around half (52 per cent) of all alerts reported, followed by Asia (20 per cent) and North America (15 per cent).
Ontario was the principal focus of regulatory interest during Q2, with the Canadian province opening its online market to regulated operators. IBIA has been accredited as an independent integrity monitor by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and represents the majority of the operators currently offering sports betting in the province. The association’s membership continues to show steady growth.
Other key data for Q2 2022:
- 10 – number of alerts on horseracing in North America
- 8 – alerts on table tennis
- 4 – number of esports alerts
- 2 – alerts in South America
The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. It is run by operators for operators, protecting its members from corruption through collective action. Its monitoring and alert platform is a highly effective anti-corruption 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.