Sportradar signs agreement to monitor sports in the Netherlands

Sportradar has reached a pilot agreement with multiple Dutch authorities to provide bet monitoring for competitions in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC), Dutch Sports Federation (NSF) and Sportsradar have agreed the deal, which will allow Sportradar to monitor numerous sports throughout 2021.

Sportradar will noe monitor football, basketball and darts in the Netherlands, which could total to over 1,500 matches this year.

The company will also support the Dutch Sports Federation and Netherlands Olympic Committee by helping them navigate global betting markets on Dutch sports.

The deal will include Sportradar offering risk analysis reporting and data-driven insights to inform strategic decisions to protect against integrity risks.

Gerard Dielessen, CEO at the NOC and NSF, said: "In order to work in line with the Macolin Convention, this pilot agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services is an essential project in understanding the betting exposure that is afforded to Dutch sport.

“Through ongoing bet monitoring of our domestic sports competitions, and analysis of the latest betting trends surrounding them, we will have insights that will help inform what the most effective and efficient long-term strategy is to protect against integrity risks."

Sportradar Integrity Services managing director, Andreas Krannich, added: "By signing this agreement, the NOC and NSF have shown their crucial proactivity in protecting sports competitions in the Netherlands from integrity risks such as match manipulation.

“This is the first project of its type within the structure of the Council of Europe's Macolin Convention, and it should be viewed by other nations as a blueprint of what bet monitoring looks like at a national, multi-sport level."

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