ST.GALLEN/MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA 3x3 has become the latest discipline to use Sportradar’s bet monitoring service – the Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) – which is made freely available to sports federations and leagues worldwide.
As part of an initial one-year deal starting in October 2021, Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor global FIBA 3x3 basketball competitions, including the World Cup, Zone Cups, the World Tour and the Women’s Series, covering more than 2,800 games each season.
The UFDS is an advanced and proven bet monitoring system that has been independently assessed and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. A global team of qualified integrity experts will analyze irregular betting patterns within FIBA 3x3 basketball games, with any suspicious activity being reported to the world governing body for basketball, providing essential visibility into the worldwide match-fixing landscape. Sportradar’s UFDS will form an integral role in monitoring the increased interest from bettors and spectators for the new urban Olympic discipline.
The landmark pledge to offer the service free of charge demonstrates the company’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of global sport. Irrespective of finances, Sportradar considers bet monitoring essential to any sport and believes that it should be available to help protect all levels of competition.
Managing Director of FIBA 3x3, Alex Sanchez, said: "We are fully committed to putting in place the necessary measures to ensure the integrity of 3x3 basketball is protected. Global bet monitoring is vital to upholding the integrity of sport and we are confident that the support of Sportradar Integrity Services will strengthen our integrity measures in 3x3 basketball."
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, Andreas Krannich, added: "Sportradar Integrity Services has a long and proud history of monitoring global betting markets for signs of suspicious betting activity on behalf of our sporting partners. We are excited to monitor FIBA 3x3 global basketball events, at a time when the discipline is set to reach an even bigger audience.
"At Sportradar, we have witnessed integrity threats spread across sports and these challenges have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our UFDS is best placed to help 3x3 basketball detect any betting market irregularities, as well as help understand any potential integrity threats to the sport, especially as interest is set to grow after its Olympic debut."
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