Europe accounted for half of alerts

Suspicious betting cases more than double to 88 in Q2, IBIA report finds

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 88 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter of 2022, according to a report published Wednesday. The Q2 total is an increase of 110% when compared to 42 cases in Q1, and 130% up from Q2, 2021.

The Q2 alerts covered eight sports, with the top three being football (32 cases), tennis (27), and horseracing (12) and accounting for over 80% of all alerts reported. From a geographical perspective, the alerts spanned 36 countries with Europe accounting for around half (52%) of all alerts reported, followed by Asia (20%) and North America (15%).

Ontario was the principal focus of regulatory interest during Q2, with the Canadian province having opened its online market to operators in April. 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 there.

Other key data for Q2 2022:

  • 10 – number of alerts on horseracing in North America
  • 8 – number of alerts on table tennis
  • 4 – number of alerts on esports 
  • 2 – number of alerts in South America

The International Betting Integrity Association calls itself the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. It claims to be run "by operators for operators," protecting its members from corruption through collective action.

The association has longstanding information-sharing partnerships with leading sports and gambling regulators to utilize its data and prosecute corruption. It publishes quarterly and annual reports covering the integrity alerts reported through its monitoring and alert platform.

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