The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), an organization that calls for integrity for the licensed betting industry globally, has reported at least 50 cases of suspicious betting in the third quarter of 2019 to September 30. The association has identified and reported 138 cases so far this year.
With 30 cases reported related to betting on Tennis, 15 cases were reported from football games. The majority of the alerts in Q3 came from Europe and Asia. While Europe accounted for 42 percent of the suspicious bets reported, 36 percent were reported from Asia.
Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, stated: “The year to date has seen a significant downturn in alerts, notably on tennis. We welcome the ongoing efforts of the sport to work closely with us and to identify and impose sanctions on corrupt players.
The scope of the association’s unique and global leading monitoring system has been boosted by four new members during 2019, with discussions ongoing with a number of other companies interested in investing in integrity and protecting their businesses from corruption.”
The report for suspicious betting covered six sports and five different countries. So far 138 cases have been reported this year. It is a 25 percent drop from the 184 cases reported during the same period the previous year.