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Sportradar's UFDS aims to step up efforts to maintain the integrity of ESTCIS

Provider of sports data and integrity services Sportradar announced today Estonian Integrity Center in Sport (ESTCIS) signed a contract with Sportradar Integrity Services to use the monitoring capabilities of national sports competitions from October 2021 .

Based on the monitoring capabilities of the UFDS

Under the agreement, Sportradar will provide betting monitoring and reporting via Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) football, basketball, volleyball and handball matches taking place in the country, covering over 1, 000 events every year.

"We are fully committed to implementing the measures necessary to ensure the integrity of sport throughout Estonia and this agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services is an integral part of this."

Henn Vallimäe, Executive Director, ESTCIS

From the summer of 2022, the agreement provides for an extension of UFDS monitoring services to include ice hockey, badminton, futsal, beach soccer and cricket matches to take full advantage of the opportunities independently assessed and verified by sports betting and an integrity expert system.

"Global betting monitoring across a wide range of sports competitions will give us valuable insight into betting activities in our national competitions, and Sportradar Integrity Officers can alert us to any inaccuracies."

Henn Vallimäe, Executive Director, ESTCIS

Threat of matching matches

UFDS, which consists of a global team of skilled Integrity specialists tasked with analyzing irregular betting patterns using a combination of such sophisticated mathematical models and machine learning, has already proven its worth to sports organizations around the world, detecting over 19 over 5 last year , 500 reports in the past 15 years.

“Having worked with the Estonian FA over the past decade, we are delighted to sign this agreement with another key Estonian partner in ESTCIS. At Sportradar, we have witnessed threats to integrity across a wide variety of sports in recent years, and these challenges have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its global problems. "

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director, Sportradar Integrity Services

Sportradar Integrity Services and Estonian Football Association they have been working together for more than 10 years, with data and monitoring services to support investigations into competitions managed by the federation, including the high-profile match-fixing case in 2014, which resulted in more than 20 players being punished for participating in a crime. Recently, Sportradar Integrity Services added Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) to your partner list.

“The services provided by UFDS will assist ESTCIS in their efforts to understand the dangers of domestic match fixing and to prevent tampering with their sporting competitions now and in the future. We look forward to supporting their integrity agenda. "

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director, Sportradar Integrity Services

Sportradar is determined to continue to improve its technology and operations and to improve its betting monitoring capabilities to ensure the ambitious task of protecting the integrity of the world's sport. As part of that commitment, Sportradar announced earlier this year that it would be offering UFDS for free to sports organizations and leagues.

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