Sportradar announces monitoring deal with Badminton Europe

Sportradar Integrity Services has announced a two-year agreement with Badminton Europe.

Having monitored global betting markets for more than 15 years, the deal will see the supplier monitor European badminton competitions for the remainder of the deal.

It will use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to provide bet monitoring and reporting for badminton matches in the BEC Championships, BEC International Challenge, BEC International Series and BEC Future Series.

The UFDs is a bet monitoring system that has been assessed and verified by experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.

The system analyses betting patterns for abnormalities and any suspicious matches are reported to partners, offering critical visibility into worldwide match-fixing.

Sportradar has detected over 6,000 suspicious matches during the past 15 years, and identified 600 cases 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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