Sports data intelligence specialist Sportradar AG has reportedly announced the signing of a deal that is to see it help safeguard the integrity of sportsbetting markets associated with some 1,500 soccer, darts and basketball events in the Netherlands.
According to a report from SBCNews, the Swiss firm asserted that the year-long agreement to supply its bet monitoring services to the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) will also allow the state-run organization to gain ‘the most complete picture’ when it comes to international wagering on domestic sporting events. The source explained that the inking of this alliance comes a little over a week after the innovator agreed a similar understanding with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) to take its list of partner governing bodies, anti-doping organizations, clubs and law enforcement agencies to well over 100.
Sportradar AG reportedly disclosed that the new pact is to moreover see the NOC*NSF benefit from its sportsbetting risk analysis expertise including access to data-driven insights that are destined to shape and inform strategic decisions on future moves to stamp out betting-related corruption and integrity threats. It purportedly furthermore stated that the federation signed up for these services as part of its own ongoing commitment towards fulfilling the tenets of the Council of Europe’s anti-match-fixing Macolin Convention initiative.
Andreas Krannich from Sportradar AG reportedly proclaimed that engaging in this pilot project shows the ‘crucial proactivity’ the NOC*NSF places on ‘protecting sports competitions in the Netherlands from integrity risks such as match manipulation’. He purportedly divulged that the federation is to additionally receive ongoing support ‘through the analysis of betting market trends and developments’ with the subsequent discovery of any risk factors due to be discussed via ‘regular reviews.’
Reportedly read a statement from Krannich…
“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 on a national and multi-sport level.”
For his part and Gerard Dielessen, Chief Executive Officer for the NOC*NSF, reportedly described the agreement with Sportradar AG as an ‘essential project’ in meeting the anti-fraud obligations of the Macolin Convention, which was designed to prevent and punish illegal sportsbetting operations while simultaneously stamping out conflicts of interest between sportsbook operators and organizing bodies.
Dielessen reportedly declared…
“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.”