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The International Betting Integrity Association reported 76 incidents of suspicious betting issued to respective authorities during the third quarter of 2020.
The figures represent a 31% increase from the previous quarter, during which 58 cases were reported. This brings the total number of alerts for the year to date to 195.
The betting alerts covered seven sports, with two-thirds of cases from betting patterns in football and tennis.
Gambling trade association Jdigital has responded to approval of Spain’s new restrictions on gambling advertising, suggesting they will lead to an increase in illegal activities.
Jdigital said the move would leave vulnerable groups and at-risk consumers open to being targeted by black-market operations, potentially fuelling gambling addiction.
Hampshire County cricketer Chris Wood has teamed up with gambling-harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management.
The 30-year-old, who himself struggled with a betting addiction for 11 years, hopes to help others by sharing his story in a new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator for EPIC.