Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of Sportradar and a global provider of sports integrity solutions and a partner to over 150 sports federations and leagues, has announced a betting monitoring agreement with the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU).
Under the multi-annual agreement, European Championship and Men’s and Women’s Champions League matches, among other key events, will be monitored by the Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), a proven monitoring system that has been independently evaluated and verified. by experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. UFDS successfully monitored the 2022 European Championships in Munich last month.
Through the UFDS, betting patterns across European table tennis competitions will be analyzed for abnormalities by a global team of integrity experts, and any suspicious matches will be reported, allowing critical visibility into potential match-fixing threats. Sportradar has detected over 7,500 suspicious matches over the last 17 years, with over 800 of them taking place in 2022 alone.
Interim President of the European Table Tennis Union, Pedro Moura, said: “Protecting the integrity of European Table Tennis is a priority, so it is vital that there are robust measures in place to protect our competitions from match-fixing. Through this partnership, the men’s, women’s and youth events are now monitored by the UFDS”.
“Sportradar has a proven track record in the sports integrity industry and its expert betting monitoring capabilities will play a crucial role in helping to protect the integrity of European table tennis events.”
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Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “We have witnessed increasing threats to integrity over the years, primarily due to recent global events as well as an increased interest in betting on sports such as table tennis and we are thrilled to have entered into this partnership with the European Table Tennis Union”.
“At Sportradar, we are fully committed to assisting our sporting partners’ efforts to detect and prevent such threats and look forward to supporting the European Table Tennis Union’s integrity program for years to come.”