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Tennis again dominates suspicious betting activity alerts

The International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) recently released Q2 2019 integrity report has revealed that suspicious alerts are on a downward trend when compared to 2018.

The association flagged a total of 51 instances, which were spread across five continents. Tennis accounted for almost half of all reports with 25 noted incidents. Although a worrying statistic, it is important to note that this figure is still a 43% reduction on 2018’s Q2 figures of 44 tennis-related alerts.

Football ranked second with 18 alerts, while the IBIA also raised two alerts each for volleyball and esports, and one each for table tennis, pool, basketball and ice hockey.

The UK was joined by Bulgaria as the nation with the highest amount of reported activity in Europe, however, both paled in comparison with the Asian country of Uzbekistan which received eight separate reports in tennis alone. In total, Europe accounted for 25 alerts and Asia for 13 of them.

The IBIA is the new name for ESSA, the Sports betting integrity monitoring body that opted to rebrand last month.

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