05 November 2021
Leading European basketball organizations select Sportradar to protect integrity of competitions
GALLEN, SWITZERLAND – Two leading basketball league organizations in Europe have signed up for Sportradar Integrity Services’ Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS). strengthening their integrity protection as the sport continues to grow. Sportradar Integrity Services is a unit of Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD) (“Sportradar” or “the Company”), the leading global sports technology company.
EasyCredit Basketball Bundesliga (easyCredit BBL) and the Slovak Basketball Association (SBA) will both benefit from Sportradar’s landmark pledge to offer the UFDS free of charge as part of the company’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of global sport. Sportradar considers bet monitoring essential to every sport and believes that the service should be available to help protect all levels of competition.
As part of a two-year deal with easyCredit BBL, Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor the easyCredit BBL and Magenta Sport BBL-Pokal competitions, covering more than 350 matches. The deal also gives BBL access to premium services including Sportradar Integrity Services’ Intelligence & Investigation and Education & Prevention solutions, both crucial tools to combat the threat of match-fixing.
For the SBA, Sportradar will monitor all matches in both the men’s and women’s Slovak Basketball Leagues as well as the Slovak Basketball Cup.
The UFDS is an advanced and proven bet monitoring system that has been independently assessed and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. A global team of qualified integrity experts will analyse irregular betting patterns within basketball games, with any suspicious activity being reported to the governing body, providing essential visibility into the worldwide match-fixing landscape.
EasyCredit BBL CEO, Dr. Stefan Holz, commented: “Sports fans across the world all want to engage with sports that they know are played fairly – that’s the beauty of sport and why people love it so much. We know Sportradar believes in protecting the integrity of our sport as much as we do, and that’s why we want to work with them. We value the commitment the company makes to supporting sports federations and leagues globally.”
Secretary General at the SBA, Andrej Kuffa, said: “We take the integrity of our competitions very seriously and understand the risks to basketball events, and how recent global events have heightened these risks. The SBA recognizes the depth of knowledge and experience that Sportradar Integrity Services brings, and our use of the UFDS will strengthen integrity measures in our premier competitions.”
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, Andreas Krannich added: “We’re very pleased to partner with these two forward-thinking organizations to assist their efforts in protecting basketball competitions against betting-related manipulation. At Sportradar, we continue to witness evidence of match-fixing across a variety of different sports and strong integrity measures for basketball competitions are as or more crucial than they have ever been. We have a proven track record in sports integrity and the depth of our bet monitoring capabilities will be a notable addition to both the BBL’s and the SBA’s overall integrity programmes.”