Sports Integrity News


236 suspicious betting alerts reported by IBIA in 2021

The latest annual report from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reveals that there were 236 reported cases of suspicious betting activity in 2021, with football at a record high of 66 alerts. 

The annual figure marks a 13% reduction on the 270 cases reported in 2020 and cover 13 [...]

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Svenska Spel extends Swedish football partnership until 2028

Swedish gaming operator Svenska Spel has extended its long-running partnership with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) for a further seven years. 

The new agreement runs until 2028 and includes joint projects on equality, inclusion and diversity, and combating match-fixing. 

Marking Svenska Spel's largest ever agreement with a sports association, the collaboration will [...]

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Sportradar names new chief operating officer for North America

New York-listed sports data provider Sportradar has appointed Andrew Bimson as chief operating officer for North America. 

The newly created role will see Bimson manage the growth of Sportradar’s three core business areas; Betting and Gaming, Sports Entertainment (media solutions), and ad:s (marketing services).

Bimson joins Sportradar from Bloomberg, where he [...]

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Sportradar signs integrity support deal with Canadian Hockey League

New York-listed sports data and solutions provider Sportradar has agreed a new integrity support deal with the Canadian Hockey League. 

The multi-year education and bet monitoring services agreement will see the three CHL member leagues, the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, monitored by Sportradar [...]

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Sportradar hires former NCAA executive Jim Brown to bolster Integrity Services in the US

New York-listed sports data and solutions provider Sportradar has brought in Jim Brown as head of integrity services & harm prevention in North America. 

Brown brings two decades of risk management experience to the role and will be based in the United States, reporting to Andreas Krannich, managing director of Integrity [...]

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Sportradar expands US presence with Maryland and Wisconsin approvals

New York-listed sports data and solutions provider Sportradar has received approval to provide its services to licensed operators in Maryland and Wisconsin.

The supplier's US subsidiary Sportradar Solutions has been granted a Sports Wagering Contractor License in Maryland and a temporary Gaming-Related Contractor Certificate in Wisconsin.

Both states recently passed legislation allowing sports betting, [...]

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Sportradar named data partner of the International Hockey Federation

Sportradar and The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have agreed a global partnership through to the end of the 2029/30 season.

The partnsership will see Sportradar collect and distribute betting data globally from all FIH competitions for the next nine years, including the FIH Hockey World Cups, FIH Hockey World Cup Qualifiers, FIH [...]

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Sportradar agrees integrity deal with Royal Netherlands Football Association

Sportradar Integrity Services has signed a new multi-year agreement to increase the integrity measures provided to the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), the Netherlands' biggest sports association.

The agreement will see Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) provide the KNVB with constant identification and investigation of the potential integrity threats facing [...]

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Federal Police and Sportradar agree Integrity Services deal

Brazil's Federal Police and Sportradar Integrity Services have agreed a partnership to strengthen and protect the integrity of sport Brazil.

The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see Sportradar Integrity Services support the Federal Police by sharing relevant information to combat corruption in sport, exchanging their expertise to [...]

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Genius Sports and Canadian Football League agree new long-term partnership

New York-listed sports data and technology provider Genius Sports has signed a new long-term partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL). 

Genius Sports will provide a wide range of technology and services that will enable the CFL to accelerate its growth plans and engage new audiences around the world.

As part of [...]

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IMG Arena joins International Betting Integrity Association

Endeavor-owned sports data provider IMG Arena has been named as an associate member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

The move will see the two organisations strengthen their engagement on betting integrity and sports data distribution. 

“We are thrilled to become an associate member of the IBIA. We are committed to protecting the [...]

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Unibet and SEF collaborate to enhance safer gambling

Kindred Group will provide player responsibility and safer gambling training to one thousand active professional football players and coaches in Sweden as part of its partnership with Swedish Elite Football (SEF).

As the main partner to SEF, Unibet will work with the organisation and the 32 male elite football clubs that [...]

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