Sportradar closes two-year partnership with Badminton Europe

Badminton Europe and Sportradar, a global provider of sports integrity solutions, have signed a two-year contract to monitor the sport’s European competitions.

Under the agreement, Sportradar will use its experience – having followed the global betting markets for over 15 years – to provide betting monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for Badminton matches at the BEC Championships , BEC International Challenge, BEC International Series, and BEC Future Series.

UFDS is an advanced betting monitoring system that has been independently evaluated and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.

Sportradar has monitored the betting markets for over 15 years

Betting patterns are reviewed by a team of qualified integrity experts, and any suspicious matches are quickly reported to partners. The company has identified more than 6,000 suspicious movements in the last 15 years, with more than 600 occurring in 2020 alone.

Brian Agerbak, Secretary General of Badminton Europe said: “This agreement demonstrates Badminton Europe’s commitment to combating the threat of match-fixing. By bringing Sportradar’s experience on board to monitor our competitions through its UFDS platform”.

Agerbak continued: “We now have a valuable insight into the betting markets offered and the activities taking place in our tournaments on a global level, and our championships will be enhanced by having these protections.”

Sportradar Integrity Services Director Andreas Krannich stated: “We are excited to sign this agreement with Badminton Europe to help support the integrity of European competition. At Sportradar, we’ve witnessed increasing evidence of match-fixing in recent years in a variety of sports, and it’s vital, now more than ever, that strong integrity measures are put in place.”

Krannich concluded: “Sportradar Integrity Services has a proven track record in this field, and the UFDS system encompassed in this contract will assist Badminton Europe as they seek to identify and mitigate all forms of integrity risks related to betting.”