Sportradar has announced the launch of its Integrity Exchange, a network that will enable bookmakers to have a directly active role in the fight against match-fixing and corruption.
Developed by Sportradar Integrity Services, the dedicated integrity and match monitoring solutions provider of the Global Nasdaq sportstech firm, the Integrity Exchange is a free-to-use two-way channel. It will allow bookmakers to exchange information and raise integrity-related concerns with a team of integrity experts.
Sportradar, which currently operates a sports integrity network comprising more than 150 federations, leagues, law enforcement and state authorities, seeks the direct involvement of individual bookmakers to help initiate integrity investigations globally.
To enhance global stakeholders’ understanding of the global match-fixing landscape, the Integrity Exchange will provide “exclusive data-driven intelligence about the global match-fixing situation, as well monthly and quarterly reports featuring insights and analysis”.
Bookmakers joining the Exchange will be supported by Sportradar Integrity Services, providing an onboarding session with a dedicated integrity expert and access to online education tools like webinars covering the core topics of anti-match fixing, match-fixing theory and social media integrity.
Launching the initiative, Managing Director Andreas Krannich stated: “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.
“This 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.”
The Sportradar Integrity Services unit is an international team of qualified integrity experts who deliver analysis on irregular betting patterns, with any suspicious matches subsequently reported to partners, providing essential visibility into the global match-fixing landscape.
During 2021, Sportradar Integrity Services detected 903 suspicious matches across global sport, resulting in 65 sanctions being delivered that were supported by the company’s evidence.
Working with its global network of stakeholders, Sportradar has identified more than 6,600 suspicious matches over the past 17 years.