Asia was responsible for 36% of suspicious betting alerts in the three months to 30 September 2019, according to the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).
The IBIA reported a total of 50 alerts for the quarter, in line with the 51 recorded in the second quarter but well down on the 72 alerts in 3Q18. Asia was responsible for 18 of the 50 suspicious betting alerts in the most recent quarter – second only to Europe globally, which recorded 21 alerts.
By sport, betting on tennis and football proved to be the main source of alerts, comprising 90% of all suspicious betting combined.
There have so far been a total of 138 cases in 2019, representing a 25% drop from the 184 cases recorded during the first nine months of last year. The IBIA said a significant decline in alerts from the second tier ITF tennis tour was behind the improved results.
“We welcome the ongoing efforts of the sport to work closely with us and to identify and impose sanctions on corrupt players,” said IBIA Secretary General, Khalid Ali.
“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 IBIA is a leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry, run by sports betting operators and protecting its members from corruption by collectively detecting and reporting suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets.