The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has reported 76 cases of suspicious sports betting during the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, including eight from the Americas.
The Q3 2022 alerts derived from 29 different countries and covered eight different sports. Tennis experienced the most cases (33), mirroring its top spot of a year prior.
There was a solitary North American case for tennis in the Dominican Republic while South America’s seven alerts were spread between Brazil (two in soccer, one in basketball), Peru (one in soccer, one in tennis) and Chile (both in soccer).
Europe accounted for the most alerts worldwide (37), nearly half (49%) of the total. The remaining 15 cases were split between Asia (eight) and Africa (seven).
Khalid Ali, CEO at IBIA, said: “Alerts for the quarter are at the higher end of the scale compared to previous years, but must be viewed against the association’s substantial growth in membership during the year. That has served to increase global market coverage and the alerts identified and reported, underlining the beneficial impact of a global multi-operator betting integrity network.
“IBIA continues to work closely with its members and external stakeholders, such as sports and regulators, to ensure that suitable risk management processes are implemented and encourages a zero-tolerance approach to the manipulation of sporting events and associated betting fraud.”