UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, and Sportradar, the world's leading sports betting monitoring company, announced today that they have renewed the contract between the two. The new contract is a four-year deal where Sportradar will be monitoring betting patterns and movements of all games under the UEFA, which amounts to 30,000+ games a year.
Sportradar has been monitoring bet movements in European football since 2006 and with the renewal of the agreement, UEFA will see Sportradar deploy their Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS), monitoring the best football leagues and domestic cups.
Furthermore, UEFA will also start to take advantage of Sportradar's unique Fraud Prevention e-learning tutorials for key officials and players. The tutorials will be rollet out to all teams and players under UEFA's men and women Under-19 and Under-17 final tournaments.
“For UEFA, the fight against match-fixing is a top priority because an attempt to fix a football match strikes right at the soul of our sport,” said UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino. “We are aware via the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System that 0.7% of the 30,000+ matches monitored annually present some suspicion, but even one match is one too many. Among the services available to tackle this menace, the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System is simply the best monitoring solution, and this long-standing partnership will help us to continue being vigilant and effective in safeguarding our sport for future generations.”
Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl added: “UEFA were one of our first partners and in the last eight years, they have constantly helped us refine our system and increase its effectiveness. Today’s renewal, in front of some of the most important decision-makers in sport gathered here at Leaders, is a real statement of intent from UEFA and we are proud that they continue to see us as a powerful deterrent to those who would manipulate football results. By adding our e-learning tutorials to the services we provide to UEFA, we will be able to front some of UEFA’s key preventive measures, aimed in this case specifically at the most talented youngsters playing in Europe”.