Tennis continues to be the sport most likely to be targeted for betting-related corruption with 48 alerts for suspicious activity in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest report from sporting integrity body ESSA.

ESSA members, comprising many of the world’s largest regulated betting operators, flagged a total of 73 examples of unusual betting activity over the period, with 18 cases of suspicious betting patterns ultimately detected and referred to the authorities for further investigation.

While this represented a fall from Q1 and Q2, during which 24 and 23 cases were found to be suspicious, ESSA says that it highlights “the continuing threat to sport, consumers and betting operators from fraud linked to the manipulation of sporting events.”

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