The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) summarizes its activity in 2020 and announces that it reported 270 suspicious betting cases to the relevant authorities. In this regard, it notes that 68 of those cases were reported in the fourth quarter.
According to data recently published by IBIA, during 2020 there was a 48% increase in alerts compared to the 183 cases reported in 2019, with table tennis and eSports accounting for much of that. More specifically, tennis (98) and football (61) saw the largest number of alerts with 59% of the total, albeit a fall from 82% in 2019.
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “2020 was a turbulent year for many sectors including the betting industry, which had to adjust its market offering due to the global sports lockdown. As a result, IBIA focused its integrity monitoring activity to take account of new sports tournaments and competitions that emerged ”.
Also, Khalid Ali reiterated that "The association is seeking to work with stakeholders to address any potential integrity issues that may be associated with these new events through a range of actions, including promoting a set of standards for the collation of sports data for betting" .
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) highlights the following data from 2020:
- 12 - criminal or sporting sanctions on players / teams based on IBIA data
- 15 - sports on which alerts where reported
- 25 - percentage increase in football alerts
- 43 - countries where alerts on sporting events were reported