57% reduction in tennis alerts

IBIA reports 42 cases of suspicious betting in Q1, down 39% from prior quarter

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 42 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the first quarter of 2022, according to a report published Wednesday. The Q1 total is a reduction of 39% when compared to the 69 cases in Q4, 2021, and is a similar decrease when compared to Q1, 2021, which saw 64 alerts.

Tennis (14 alerts), football (10) and table tennis (10) made up over 80% of the alerts reported during the quarter, with the remainder covering volleyball (4), pool (3), and esports (1). From a geographical perspective, European sporting events continued to provide the highest number of alerts with 55% of the Q1 total, followed by Asia with 24%.   

Other key data for Q1 2022:

  • 57 % decrease in tennis alerts (14) reported in Q1 compared to 33 in Q4 2021
  • 50 % decrease of table tennis alerts from matches played in Germany (5 of 10)
  • A total of 23 alerts were reported in Europe, 55% of the total reported, followed by Asia with 10 alerts or 24%
  • A total of 42 suspicious alerts on six different sports were reported.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: "Alerts continue to fluctuate from quarter to quarter, but it is nevertheless welcome that Q1 saw a sizeable fall in suspicious betting, and potential corrupt activity, on IBIA members' markets. That drop is more noticeable given that those alerts come from a substantially widened membership base in the first three months of 2022, with the association set to become the leading integrity provider in the newly opened markets of the Netherlands and Ontario, and pushing across the US states. That growth means that IBIA's leading global integrity network is now significantly above the $137 billion in annual betting turnover reported in 2021." 

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