Badminton Europe and Sportradar Integrity Services – a global supplier of sports integrity solutions – have today entered a two-year agreement for the monitoring of European Badminton competitions.
Under the agreement, Sportradar Integrity Services will draw upon its substantial experience and expertise – having monitored global betting markets for more than 15 years – to provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for Badminton matches in the BEC Championships, BEC International Challenge, BEC International Series, and BEC Future Series.
The UFDS is an advanced and proven bet monitoring system that has been independently assessed and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. Betting patterns are analysed for abnormalities by a global team of qualified integrity experts, and any suspicious matches are subsequently reported to partners, allowing critical visibility into worldwide match-fixing. Sportradar Integrity Services have detected over 6,000 suspicious matches during the past 15 years with more than 600 of these taking place in 2020 alone.
Brian Agerbak, General Secretary at Badminton Europe said: “This agreement demonstrates Badminton Europe’s commitment to tackling the threat of match-fixing. By bringing the expertise of Sportradar Integrity Services on board to monitor our competitions through their UFDS platform, we now have valuable insight into the betting markets offered and activity occurring on our tournaments at a global level, and our tournaments are boosted by having these protections.”
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “We are thrilled to sign this agreement with Badminton Europe to help support the integrity of European Badminton competitions. At Sportradar we have witnessed growing evidence of global match-fixing in recent years across a range of sports, and it is vital, now more than ever, that strong integrity measures are put in position. Sportradar Integrity Services have a proven track record in this field, and the UFDS services provided through this agreement will offer significant assistance to Badminton Europe as they look to identify and mitigate all forms of betting related integrity risk.”
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