Sportradar: No suspicious betting activity detected at Euro 2020

| By Conor Mulheir
Sportradar’s Integrity Services has confirmed that it recorded no suspicious betting activity at the Uefa European Football Championship (Euro) 2020.
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The supplier said it strongly supports Uefa to operate its Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS), which analyses betting behaviour and patterns across international and domestic football competitions in Europe, and has done so for over 10 years.

During the tournament, which took place between June and July this year, Sportradar said no single match or betting market raised alarm, and that all Uefa BFDS alerts were reviewed and assessed to be explainable through logical sporting reasons.

The supplier also provided input and support to Uefa through its Anti-Match-Fixing Assessment Group (AMFAG) which operated throughout the tournament.

This group brought together different stakeholders from the world of sport and public authorities, to share and discuss information from a variety of channels during the tournament to ensure any integrity-related concerns were brought to light.

Sportradar also carried out an analysis of betting turnover on the tournament, and found that global wagers on the championship amounted to a record estimated €62bn (£53bn/$73bn).

On average, each match of the championship brought an estimated betting turnover of €1.2bn, with the final generating an estimated €4bn.

The championship’s winning team, Italy, had the highest betting turnover per match across the tournament, at €1.98bn.

Sportradar has signed several new agreements with sporting organisations this year in order to support the fight against integrity concerns, including with the International Table Tennis Federation, European Handball Association, Swedish Football Association and the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation.

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