By Matthew Enderby

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 50 cases of suspicious betting during the year’s third quarter, bringing the total number of cases in 2019 to 138.

Overall, this represents a reduction of 30% year-on-year and a drop of 2% from Q2.

Tennis’ 30 reports and the 15 made in relation to football matches constituted 90% of all alerts during the period.

Europe and Asia maintained their positions as the regions with the most cases of suspicious betting, with 42% and 36%, respectively.

The 50 alerts from Q3 were from six sports and five different continents.

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the IBIA, said: “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.”

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