Stockholm-listed gaming operator Unibet Group has signed a cooperation agreement with FIFA's Early Warning System (EWS) to aid in the fight against corruption.
Unibet will exchange information with EWS on irregular and suspicious betting patterns to help prevent attempted manipulation of games, match-fixing and other forms of corruption.
The operator will also co-operate on efforts to improve prevention measures and education in the field of sports betting integrity.
“Match fixing is a threat to football, to our industry, and to our company,” said Eric Konings, sports betting integrity officer at Unibet. “It is our firm belief that cooperation between all relevant stakeholders is the key to eradicating this problem, and therefore, we are happy to team up with FIFA in this battle.
“We operate under the see something, say something approach, and this cooperation enables us to directly and immediately alert FIFA in case of an integrity concern. This further supports our efforts in keeping the world of sports, and our platform, free of criminal activity.”