Sportradar has announced the launch of the Sportradar Integrity Exchange in a bid to further enable bookmakers to report suspicious betting activity and safeguard their players.
The free scheme allows bookmakers to have an increasingly active role in integrity investigations and enhance their understanding of the global match-fixing landscape, including providing suppliers with a two-way channel to exchange information and raise integrity-related concerns with a team of experts.
It also provides bookmakers with exclusive data-driven intelligence about anti-match-fixing solutions, an onboarding session with an expert, online education tools (such as webinars), and monthly, quarterly and annual reports featuring global trends, regional and market breakdowns, sports being manipulated and competition types most at risk.
Sportradar currently works with more than 150 sports federations, leagues, law enforcement and state authorities, having identified more than 6,600 suspicious matches over the past 17 years.
During 2021, Sportradar Integrity Services detected 903 suspicious matches across global sports, resulting in 65 sanctions being issued.
Sportradar’s managing director Andreas Krannich said: “We’re inviting bookmakers to strengthen their contribution to the anti-match-fixing fight. The Sportradar Integrity Exchange is a key part of our integrity vision to tackle match-fixing and follows the Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) bet monitoring system for sports organisations that we made free-of-charge last year.
“It means that we can address corruption from different aspects of the industry – it’s the flip side of the same coin and is the next step in our strategy to fight the growing match-fixing problem.”