The US National Hockey League (NHL) has expanded its existing partnership with sports data and monitoring company Sportradar to include the company’s Fraud Detection System (FDS).

The NHL will incorporate the FDS platform into its game-integrity protection systems to monitor the global gaming activity and trends of more than 550 operators worldwide for all regular-season and post-season NHL games.

“While we have the utmost confidence in the integrity of our sports and our games, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System provides an additional layer of security and protection,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Sportradar’s managing director of integrity services Andreas Krannich added: “Our award-winning FDS monitors over 100,000 matches across 12 sports around the world each year and we are delighted the NHL has chosen this system that oversees all relevant operators and markets, to bolster its integrity defenses.”

Last October, the NHL retained the services of Sportradar as the exclusive third-party provider of its real-time game data.

The NHL, one of the major professional sports leagues in the US and Canada, consists of 31 member clubs with players from more than 20 countries, with games broadcast in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.