North American sports betting market found far less corrupt than elsewhere

North American sports betting market found far less corrupt than elsewhere

Article brief provided by Sports Handle
  • Mike Seely, Sports Handle
March 4, 2024 8:56 PM
  • Mike Seely, Sports Handle
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • United States

Sportradar released its annual “Betting Corruption and Match-Fixing” report on Monday, and the results were fairly encouraging — especially for the expanding North American sports betting market.

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Out of 1,329 suspicious matches detected throughout the world in 2023, only 35 occurred in North America. Europe led the way with 667, followed by Asia (302), South America (217), African (108), and Oceania (0). This was out of a total of 850,000 events and matches that Sportradar monitored across 70 sports, resulting in a suspected manipulation rate of 0.21% — or one suspicious event out of every 467. That rate was right in line with 2022.

Soccer was far and away the most fallible sport, with 880 suspicious matches — or 66% of the total amount of events flagged.