Learning from leaders in sports integrity on their role in the fight against sports betting fraud. Brought to you by the International Betting Integrity Association. To know more on the 'Ask the Operator' series visit www.ibia.bet. Check out also our other podcast ‘Ask the Operator’, a behind the scenes look at the betting industry.
Episode 6- Behind the scenes of the movie 'Fixed: a football comedy'
The story behind of what it can be considered one of the biggest football scams in history. A friendly football match between Bahrain and Togo in 2010 appears to have been manipulated by international gamblers. The Togo team turns out to be a fake team and several parties are involved in this fake match.
We spoke with Jean-François Reymond, the creator of the movie, on why he decided to tell this true story and how he managed to put all the pieces together.
The trailer of the movie is available here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: this episode has been registered before the ESIC announcement on the results of the investigation on the abuse of a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode.
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.