In 2022, the total worldwide turnover of
amounted to 1.41 trillion euros, of which 730 billion euros on football alone.
On average, €89 million was wagered on each match in the Italian Serie A.
This is what emerges from Sportradar's annual report, "Betting Corruption and Match-fixing in 2022", announced by Agipronews.
The Italian Serie A is confirmed in the Top 10 of the most wagered leagues in the world: the Champions League is at the top of the standings, with an average of 225 million euros, ahead of the English Premier League with 202 million.
Third place for the NFL with 138 million, then the Indian Premier League (135 million) and the Spanish Liga (95 million).
Out of the Top 5 are the Europa League, which stops at an average of 91 million, and the German Bundesliga (85 million).
Furthermore, according to Sportradar data, in 2022, 1,212 suspicious matches were identified, in 12 different sports and in 92 countries, out of 850,000 events monitored by Sportradar Integrity Services.
Although there has been an absolute increase in the number of reports (+34% compared to 2021), the percentage of risk events remains low: the data confirms that 99.5% of matches are not affected by match-fixing attempts and no single sport has a suspicious match ratio above 1%.