Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Service Central des Courses et Jeux (SCCJ), the department within France’s national police force that oversees racing and betting.
Sportradar, which operates its the Fraud Detection System (FDS) across 13 sports including FIFA, AFC, UEFA, World Rugby, NHL and NBA, will engage in the exchange of expertise, statistical data, information and trends with the SCCJ, as they relate to sporting integrity. The two parties will also begin exploring projects that they can collaborate on, or support each other with.
Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, commented: “We have already worked closely and fruitfully with Mr Menard and his team in the past, looking at various sporting events held in France and supporting their efforts around the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament hosted in France.
“It was clear to me that we could do more in the future and this MoU sets us up to begin identifying other ways for us to share insights and develop investigations. It is so encouraging to see the SCCJ live the spirit of the Macolin Convention, and we are honoured that they trust us to support the efforts of the French National Platform going forward.”
After the official MoU signing, SCCJ’s Philippe Menard added: “Our aim in France is to make sure that we are at the forefront of the fight against match fixers and manipulators. That requires us to identify the most potent allies to help us shore up our defences. Our informal collaborations with Sportradar to date have left us in no doubt that today’s signing is a strong statement of intent, and we look forward to working closer with their specialists to safeguard French sport.”