Sportradar’s integrity unit Sportradar Integrity Services has launched the Sportradar Integrity Exchange to help combat suspicious betting activity.
The sports technology company’s subsidiary, Sportradar AG, has been registered as a gaming supplier for online and mobile wagering in Ontario’s newly opened market by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
In addition, Sportradar Integrity Services has launched the Sportradar Integrity Exchange, a network that allows bookmakers to report suspicious betting activity. The no-cost service is the company’s first official integrity initiative with bookmakers, allowing them to increase their activity to combat match-fixing and help initiate integrity investigations globally.
The Integrity Exchange provides bookmakers with several tools to help them understand the global match-fixing landscape.
These include a two-way channel with an integrity experts team to exchange information and raise integrity-related concerns; monthly and quarterly match-fixing intelligence reports featuring insights and analysis; online education tools such as webinars and an onboarding session with an integrity expert; and an annual report featuring a global match-fixing breakdown.
“We’re inviting bookmakers to strengthen their contribution to the anti-match-fixing fight,” commented Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Sportradar Integrity Services. “The Sportradar Integrity Exchange is a key part of our integrity vision to tackle match-fixing and follows the Universal Fraud Detection System bet monitoring system for sports organizations 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.”
In 2021, Sportradar Integrity Services detected 903 suspicious matches across 10 sports and in 76 countries worldwide.
Sportradar now holds 36 licenses in North America across U.S. states, Canadian provinces, territories, and Indigenous communities. It also has partnerships with several North American sports leagues, who feature nine professional franchises in the Canadian market.