Sportradar launches Exchange to further engage bookmakers
LONDON, April 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), the global sports technology leader, provides sports integrity solutions to more than 150 sports federations, leagues, forces of law and order and State authorities, announced today the launch of the Sportradar Integrity Exchangea network that allows bookmakers to report suspicious betting activity, as the next step in the company’s efforts to protect the sport.
The Integrity Exchange enables bookmakers to play an increasingly active role in the fight against match-fixing and to help launch integrity investigations globally. Provided free of charge, the Integrity Exchange marks Sportradar’s first official integrity initiative with bookmakers. To enhance their understanding of the global match-fixing landscape, Integrity Exchange provides bookmakers with:
- A two-way channel to exchange information and raise integrity-related issues with a team of integrity experts
- Exclusive data-driven insights into the global match-fixing situation, plus monthly and quarterly reports with insights and analysis
- An onboarding session with a dedicated integrity expert and access to online training tools such as webinars covering three topics: anti-match-fixing, match-fixing theory and social media
- An annual report, featuring global match-fixing trends, regional and market breakdowns, the sports manipulated and the types of competitions most at risk.
Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Sportradar Integrity Services, added: “We invite bookmakers to step up their contribution to the fight against match-fixing. The Sportradar Integrity Exchange is a key part of our integrity vision to combat match-fixing and follows the Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) betting monitoring system for sports organizations which we made free last year . It means we can tackle corruption in different aspects of the industry – it’s the other side of the coin and it’s the next step in our strategy to tackle the growing problem of match-fixing.
Sportradar is the global industry leader in sports integrity, having identified over 6,600 suspicious matches over the past 17 years. The Sportradar Integrity Services unit is an international team of qualified integrity experts who provide analysis on irregular betting patterns with any suspicious matches subsequently reported to partners, providing essential visibility into the global match-fixing landscape. In 2021, Sportradar Integrity Services detected 903 suspicious matches in global sport, resulting in the imposition of 65 sanctions backed by the company’s evidence.
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ABOUT SPORTRADAR HEALTH SERVICES:
Sportradar Integrity Services is a leading provider of surveillance, intelligence, education and advisory solutions for sports organisations, national authorities and law enforcement to support them in the fight against match-fixing and corruption. Recognized and trusted by more than 150 sports governing bodies and leagues around the world and staffed with executives who have implemented integrity policies for the world’s top sports bodies and leagues, we are firmly established as the unrivaled leader in the market in the field of sports integrity. .
Sportradar is the global leader in sports technology that creates immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors. Founded in 2001, the company is well positioned at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, offering sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators a range of solutions for help them grow their business. Sportradar employs over 2,900 full-time employees in 20 countries around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of over 1,700 customers in over 120 countries and an official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UEFA, FIFA, ICC and ITF. We cover over 890,000 events per year across 92 sports. Through close relationships with the industry, Sportradar is not only redefining the experience for sports fans; it also protects the sports themselves through its integrity services division and championing an environment of integrity for everyone involved.
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Source: Sportradar Group AG