Sportradar signs integrity support deal with Canadian Hockey League

14th January 2022 10:37 am GMT
Ice Hockey

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 Integrity Services through its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS).

The agreement takes Sportradar's portfolio of ice hockey partners to nine leagues and federations around the world.

“By engaging Sportradar, a leader in providing integrity services, the CHL is putting itself in a strong position to protect the integrity of their competitions as well as educate and inform all their key stakeholders about potential risks within a sports betting environment,” said Sportradar Integrity Services director of global partnerships Andy Cunningham. “As new sports betting markets open up across North America, we look forward to supporting the CHL through our best-in-class products and services.”

Canadian Hockey League president Dan MacKenzie commented: "The CHL is committed to continuing the education of our players and the integrity of the game they play. We are excited to sign this agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services. The provision of their bet monitoring and education services will only further strengthen our current integrity measures. 

“The CHL is fully committed to protecting all of our league-wide stakeholders from the threat of match-fixing, and Sportradar’s eLearning tutorial will be integral to ensure they are fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and understanding of how best to recognise and react to integrity threats."

Shares in Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ:SRAD) closed 2.39 per cent lower at $15.50 per share in New York Thursday.

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