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IBIA Videos

Who IBIA is

How does the IBIA monitoring & alert system work?

What are the 10 key aspects of an optimal betting jurisdiction?

Why should regulated sports betting operators join IBIA?

How do the aims and objectives of IBIA support operators?

Do sports betting companies profit from betting-related match-fixing?

How do sports betting operators calculate their odds?

How does a bookie manage its risks?

Why do prices move?

How the regulated betting industry’s relationship with sport has evolved in the past 10 years?

What are the most popular types of bets?

What are the different types of odds?

What are the key betting terms?

3Rs- Three key rules every athlete should know about sports betting

IBIA Podcast


Episode 1- The evolution of the trading floor

We chat with Alan Alger, Head of Corporate Communications at Betway, on how it was to make odds during the early internet era, when big data still did not exist, and how the role of a sports betting trader has evolved over the years.

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Episode 1- Insights from a gambling regulator: the Malta Gaming Authority’s perspective on sports betting integrity

Antonio Zerafa, Manager at the Sports Integrity Unit of the Malta Gaming Authority explains the process and role of the MGA in the fight against match-fixing and walks us through the recent activities and future plans of the MGA on sports betting integrity.

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Episode 2- Behind betting integrity

Listen to Lee Calverley, Sports Integrity Lead at Entain, as he gives us a behind the scenes look at sports betting integrity related matters and how these are tackled.

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Episode 2- Ensuring integrity in eSports

eSports is on the rise and ensuring its integrity has become of paramount importance. We speak with  Ian Smith on his work as Commissioner at the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). We discuss the difference between integrity in eSports and traditional sports; how eSports have been impacted by COVID19; and whether this young industry should be regulated.

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Episode 3- Innovation and future trends in sports betting

Lloyd Danzig, Founder & CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, shares his views on how the betting industry needs to innovate for new markets and what the impact of Covid-19 could have on the sector.

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Episode 3- INTERPOL’s role in the fight against match-fixing

Claudio Marinelli, Project Manager on Integrity in Sport at INTERPOL walks us through the role of the International Criminal Police Organization in the fight against crimes related to match-fixing and sports fraud and on the latest trends emerged during the pandemic.

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Episode 4- How to define sustainability in sports betting?

We chat with Anna Jein who is the Sustainability Manager at Kindred Group, which holds brands like 32Red and Unibet, on how Kindred has managed to incorporate sustainable activities at the core of their business.

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Episode 4- The stakes in tennis integrity

Jonny Gray, CEO of the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA), talks us through the main priorities of the newly established Agency,  explains the reasons behind the rebranding from the TIU and what that implies for tennis integrity.

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Episode 5: Developing a sustainable sports betting model in Sweden

Per Carlander, Country Manager Unibet Sweden at Kindred Group, continues the conversation we started with Kindred’s Sustainability Manager Anna Jeinand walks us through on how education projects on match-fixing and gambling addiction are put in place in Sweden in the framework of Kindred’s sustainability programme.

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Episode 5- The present & future of sports data: AI and integrity

Jake Marsh, Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform, decodes the use of data in the betting and sports sectors, explaining how the latest technological developments in AI and machine learning can be applied in the fight against match-fixing. He also deep dive on the importance of data integrity and explains why Stats Perform decided to apply for the IBIA Data Standards.

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Episode 6- What is a B2B sports betting provider?

Oliver Lamb, Head Sportsbook Controller at Kambi, explains the role of a B2B sports betting provider. He also discusses the impact of COVID-19 on their operations; new markets opportunities and what the future of sports betting will look like.

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Episode 7- The challenges of regulating sports betting

In this episode David Foster, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Entain, discusses the global trends around sports betting regulation; he examines the key challenges and describes what good regulation looks like from an operator’s point of view.

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Episode 8 – The importance of diversity in sports betting

Christina Thakor-Rankin, co-founder of the All-In Diversity Project, explains why diversity and equality need to be part of betting companies’ growth strategy; she examines the positive economic impact that inclusive policies can have on the business.

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Episode 9- Regulating sports betting in the Americas

James KilsbyVP Americas for VIXIO GamblingCompliance provides a macro-analysis of the key markets for sports betting  in the Americas and walks us through the latest regulatory developments.

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