Sportradar teams up with the Dutch Football Association to tackle match-fixing

Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) has strengthened its existing agreement with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) to provide integrity and safeguard measures to the football association. The partnership has been extended for several more years. The new agreement will keep the I&I division busy crawling and processing all KNVB information available in the public domain and information circulating on the deep, dark web.

What is expected from the enhanced I&I – KNVB partnership

The KNVB has recruited these services to improve its football betting monitoring operations related to men’s and women’s football matches across the country. The same partnership is also expected to improve the integrity metrics that have been developed and used by Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) so far.

SIS has also signed a ten-year agreement with the European Handball Federation with the aim of improving sporting integrity in both countries. A similar partnership has been concluded with the Slovak Basketball Association and the easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga, both intended to improve the monitoring of European basketball competitions.

I&I is owned by SIS, an international provider of sports integrity solutions that has partnered with 100 sports leagues and federations around the world. SIS is part of Sportradar, the largest international company developing sports technology and immersive experiences for sports enthusiasts.

The I&I team aims to provide the KNVB with periodic reporting of all potential match-fixing and corruption threats to the integrity of the organization. The main points of interest will be represented by abnormal betting patterns, suspected match fixing and money laundering activities.

Both parties are happy with the New Deal

Sportradar is fully committed to protecting international football associations and the sport itself from corruptors. His strong integrity agreements already in place with EUFA, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation speak loud and clear about his reliability and success. KNVB Integrity Officer Jan Peter Dogge underlined the importance the KNVB places on threats of sports corruption while expressing confidence that the agreement would enable them to maintain the integrity of future football competitions.

By signing the new intelligence agreement, the KNVB recognized the impressive expertise and knowledge that Sportradar currently holds.

Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich, also commented on the undeniable scale of corruption in sport while stressing the critical need for “robust due diligence measures” and proactive approaches that can address all the aspects. Sportradar also recently secured a five-year extension to its partnership with Kambi. As part of this partnership, Kambi will receive exclusive NBA, NHL and MLB data from Sportradar.

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