Sportradar’s Integrity Services unit and global supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 150 sports federations announced a bet monitoring agreement with European Table Tennis Union.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, matches in European Championships, and Men’s and Women’s Champions League, amongst other key events, will be monitored by Sportradar Integrity Services via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), an advanced and proven bet monitoring system which has been independently assessed and verified by experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.
Through the UFDS, betting patterns on European Table Tennis competitions will be analyzed for abnormalities by a global team of qualified integrity experts, and any suspicious matches will be reported, allowing critical visibility into potential match-fixing threats.
Sportradar Integrity Services has detected more than 7,500 suspicious matches during the past 17 years with over 800 of these taking place in 2022 alone.
European Table Tennis Union acting president Pedro MOURA said of this partnership that integrity of European Table Tennis “is a top priority, so it is vital that there are robust measures in place to safeguard our competitions from match-fixing”.
“Through this partnership, men’s, women’s and youth events are all now being monitored through the UFDS. Sportradar has a proven track record in the sports integrity industry, and their expert bet monitoring capabilities will play a crucial role in helping to protect the integrity of European Table Tennis events”, he added.
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich also said: “We have witnessed ever-growing integrity threats over the years, particularly due to recent global events, as well as an increased betting interest in sports such as table tennis and are excited to have entered into this partnership with the European Table Tennis Union”.
“At Sportradar, we are fully committed to assisting our sporting partners’ efforts to detect and prevent such threats and look forward to supporting the integrity programme of the European Table Tennis Union in the years ahead,” he concluded.