The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has reported 76 cases worldwide of suspicious sports betting in Q3 2022, but not a single one originated from Canada.
The only North American country in question proved to be the Dominican Republic, whose single case was for tennis.
There were seven more in South America, with the majority (five) for soccer (two in Brazil, two in Chile and one in Peru). A single alert was also raised for tennis in Peru and one for basketball in Brazil.
Europe took the title for most alerts (37) in a single continent, accounting for 49% of the total reported.
Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “Alerts for the quarter are at the higher end of the scale compared to previous years, but must be viewed against the association’s substantial growth in membership during the year. That has served to increase global market coverage and the alerts identified and reported, underlining the beneficial impact of a global multi-operator betting integrity network.
“IBIA continues to work closely with its members and external stakeholders, such as sports and regulators, to ensure that suitable risk management processes are implemented and encourages a zero-tolerance approach to the manipulation of sporting events and associated betting fraud.”
In total, the Q3 report covered eight sports with tennis (33 cases) emerging as the highest-ranked sport for alerts, more than double its nearest challenger esports (16 cases).