Overall, the IBIA (International Betting Integrity Association) has reported a total of 50 suspicious alerts on eight different sports, across 18 different countries, in four different continents in its Q2 2023 report.
The sport that garnered the most breaches was football, which was responsible for 19 alerts, making up 38% of the total alerts.
Tennis closely followed with 14 alerts, making it responsible for 28% of the total.
Table tennis came in third, with eight alerts taking up 16% of suspicious alerts, followed by darts with five alerts, equalling 10% of total alerts.
Boxing, bowls, esports and badminton finalised the report, all accounting for one alert (2%) each.
In Europe, there were 34 alerts with the UK being responsible for nine of those, Estonia had six alerts (all in table tennis), the Czech Republic had five alerts, Italy had four (all in tennis), Bosnia and Herzegovina had two breaches both in tennis, Serbia also has two breaches (both in tennis) Bulgaria has two alerts across football and tennis and, Croatia, Spain, Austria and Slovenia had one alert each.
Africa accounted for seven alerts and they were all in football. Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) found itself with four betting alerts and Tunisia had two and Algeria accounted for the final alert.
Meanwhile, in North America, there were only two alerts across two sports. Cuba had one alert in football and Dominican Republic had one alert in tennis.
In South America, there were six alerts over the span of two sports. Brazil was reported to have raised four suspicious alerts in football and Chile had two alerts in tennis.
In comparison to previous quarterly results, there have been four more alerts in football compared to Q1 2023, but when compared to Q2 2022, the number of suspicious betting alerts in football has decreased by 13.
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