MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Basketball Australia and Sportradar Integrity Services – a global supplier of sports integrity solutions – have entered into an agreement for the integrity monitoring of domestic basketball competitions over the next two years.
The partnership will see Sportradar Integrity Services draw upon their considerable 16-year experience and expertise to provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for over 150 fixtures including the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) and the U20 Australian Championships.
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. A global team of qualified integrity experts provide analysis on irregular betting patterns with any suspicious matches subsequently reported to partners, providing essential visibility into the global match-fixing landscape.
This agreement follows Sportradar’s Integrity services agreement with the NBL last year and means the company is assisting basketball authorities to protect the integrity of all competitions in Australia.
Simon Bishop, Executive General Manager – Governance, Risk and Integrity at Basketball Australia commented: “Basketball continues to generate significant betting interest globally, and this partnership further strengthens our integrity measures ahead of the new WNBL season. Sportradar’s Integrity Services’ vast knowledge in the field of sports integrity, will support the operations of our Integrity Unit to identify any betting related manipulation threats to our competitions and address any emerging risk factors.”
Sportradar Integrity Services Director Global Partnerships, Andy Cunningham added: “Having previously collaborated indirectly through our partnership with the National Basketball League (NBL), the Integrity Services are delighted to now sign our first direct agreement with Basketball Australia. We look forward to supporting their integrity programme for the next two years.”
ABOUT SPORTRADAR INTEGRITY SERVICES:
Sportradar Integrity Services is a leading supplier of monitoring, intelligence, education, and consultancy solutions for sports organisations, state authorities, and law enforcement agencies to support them in the fight against match-fixing and corruption. Trusted and relied on by more than 100 sports’ governing bodies and leagues around the world and staffed with executives who have implemented integrity policies for the world’s largest sports bodies and leagues, we are firmly established as the unrivalled market leader in the field of sporting integrity.
Sportradar is the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans. We provide sports federations, news media and consumer platforms with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs more than 2,300 full time employees across 19 countries around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,600 customers in over 120 countries and an official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UEFA, FIFA, ICC, and ITF. We cover more than 750,000 events annually across 83 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.
Source: Sportradar Group AG
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