Sports data provider Sportradar has signed another sporting integrity partnership in Australia, sealing a deal to aid the country’s Rugby Union (ARU) in identifying betting-related corruption and fraudulent activity.
The partnership sees Sportradar use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor Super Rugby fixtures involving Australian teams, as well as international test matches held in the country.
The solution works by tracking betting odds movements across hundreds of different sportsbooks in real-time, allowing Sportradar to quickly pinpoint unusual activity.
The partnership is Sportradar’s third in the country, following deals with the country’s football governing body Football Federation Australia, and Cricket Australia, the body responsible for professional and amateur cricket.
Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl said he was “delighted” to sign a partnership which he said further strengthened his company’s commitment to supporting the fight against betting-related corruption in Australia.
“The ARU’s forward thinking approach to protecting the integrity of Rugby is highly commendable and our revolutionary Fraud Detection System will greatly assist in this,” Koerl explained.
ARU chief executive Bill Pulver added that integrity was one of rugby’s core values, and that he was keen to ensure the sport was able to operate in a way that upheld such principles.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with Sportradar to use their expertise in addition to our existing integrity policies,” he said.