ESSA flags 72 suspicious betting cases in Q3
Sports betting integrity body ESSA reported 72 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the three months to September 30, with tennis again leading the way with 46 alerts.
Football and table tennis came joint second in the third quarter with eight alerts each, while ESSA also sent four alerts for basketball and two each for badminton, snooker and volleyball.
For the nine months to the end of September, ESSA and its members reported a total of 152 cases of suspicious betting activity.
ESSA secretary general Khalid Ali said: “The figures for this quarter again demonstrate the ongoing threat that faces the regulated betting sector and our sports and regulatory authority partners.
“ESSA has redoubled its efforts to meet that challenge and invested in a number of key initiatives and activities.
“Partnership working remains at the heart of that approach, with our recent betting integrity event and general stakeholder engagement programme a testament to that.”
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