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Stats Perform marks IBIA sports data standards first

| By Richard Mulligan
Stats Perform has claimed a first after being awarded the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) top mark of data quality and integrity for a third consecutive year.
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Stats Perform was the first business to be awarded the IBIA’s data standards accreditation and has now seen its status confirmed once more by independent auditor eCogra.

The IBIA launched the initiative in 2021 to audit betting data providers after identifying that high-integrity sports data collection plays a critical role in protecting sports and betting markets against corruption.

“Stats Perform is a long-term advocate for the highest standards of integrity and quality in sports data because we know it is critical for the accuracy and veracity of sports competitions and the betting markets that cover them,” said Andrew Ashenden, chief betting officer at Stats Perform. “We were proud to become the first company to champion and receive the IBIA accreditation.

“Achieving the standard for an unprecedented third year in a row affirms the reason Stats Perform’s Betting and Opta sports data is chosen by the world’s leading sports federations, sportsbooks and pricing providers: it powers trusted experiences for millions of global sports bettors.”

The IBIA accreditation follows Stats Perform’s recent award of ISO 27001 certification for information security, which it said further underlines its commitment to risk management for its customers.

“Stats Perform’s successful third-year renewal of the data standards accreditation demonstrates the value leading sports data providers see in them. IBIA members also view the Data Standards protocols as an essential initiative, which have a positive impact on the sports betting environment,” said Khalid Ali, chief executive of IBIA.

Stats Perform became the first sports data supplier to receive the accreditation back in January 2021, after committing to the watchdog’s best practice standards in late 2020.

Last year, Grid Esports became the first esports data business to receive the IBIA Data Standards accreditation.

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