There have been 76 cases of suspicious betting given to the respective authorities during the third quarter of 2020 have been identified and reported by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).
Betting warnings targeted seven different sports and found the most cases in soccer and tennis, with 25 events each occurring, making up 66 percent of the total.
Meanwhile, the IBIA reported that with 14 cases, esports followed closely behind, while table tennis had seven cases, each had two cases of basketball and bowls, and cricket had just one.
From the second quarter of 2020, the IBIA figure reflects a 31 percent rise, during which 58 cases were registered, making 195 warnings for this year overall.
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA said: “As anticipated, there has been an increase in suspicious betting alerts with the return of many sports during the quarter.
“IBIA’s figures also reflect a growing membership – we have announced four new members so far this year and further announcements are imminent – which in turn increases the association’s global betting market monitoring coverage.
“IBIA will continue to work closely with key stakeholders on betting integrity issues and also in related areas such as sports data collation and customer dispute resolution.”
In addition, Europe had the largest number of sporting event warnings (34 incidents), with a total of 23 individual countries covered, although it was unable to classify the countries of origin for esports. Asia also had 15 warnings on the distribution map, compared to 12 reported in North America and only one in South America.