Sportradar strikes integrity agreement with NOC*NSF

Sportradar Integrity Services has added the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) to its extensive portfolio of sports authority clients.

The new partnership will see Sportradar utilise its expertise gained from over 15 years of monitoring global betting markets for irregularities to assist with safeguarding the integrity of over 1500 football, basketball and darts events in the Netherlands over the coming year.

In addition to supporting the NOC*NSF with its bet monitoring services, Sportradar will provide the authority with ‘the most complete picture’ of well established international betting markets on Dutch sporting events.

“By signing this agreement, the NOC*NSF have shown their crucial proactivity in protecting sports competitions in the Netherlands from integrity risks such as match manipulation,” remarked Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Sportradar Integrity Services.

“Alongside bet monitoring of key sporting events in the Netherlands, our integrity experts will provide on-going support to NOC*NSF through the analysis of betting market trends and developments, and any risk factors we identify will be discussed in our regular reviews.”

Furthermore, Sportradar will provide risk analysis reporting to the Dutch authorities, including data driven insights to inform and shape strategic decisions against integrity risks and betting-related corruption.

The NOC*NSF will utilise Sportradar’s sports integrity and bet monitoring services to carry out its role as the National Platform for the Netherland’s under the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention initiative.

“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,” said Gerard Dielessen, Chief Executive Officer at NOC*NSF.

“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.”

Krannich added: “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.”

Sportradar maintains a range of betting integrity partnerships throughout Europe, having last month added the Swedish Football Association (SwFF) to its list of clients in the continent. 

The deal will see the company monitor over 2,000 professional football matches in the Scandinavian country using its Fraud Detection System.

Outside of Europe, the company solidified its position in the burgeoning Chinese sports sector, striking a data agreement with the country’s CBA League football tournament.

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