Sportradar’s Integrity Services unit, a supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 180 sports federations, has entered a bet monitoring agreement with the Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU). The BIU is an operationally independent unit that oversees integrity matters on behalf of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), the international governing body of biathlon.
Under the terms of the new, multi-year agreement, Sportradar will monitor all IBU competitions, including the IBU World Championships and IBU World Cups, using their Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), described as an advanced and proven bet monitoring system. Any suspicious matches detected by Sportradar will be passed to the BIU for follow-up inquiries.
Since 2020, Sportradar Integrity Services has provided the Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU) with its Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) Services. I&I has a global team of specialists offering due diligence and investigation services, explains Sportradar.
🤝 We’re announcing a new bet monitoring agreement with Biathlon Integrity Unit, an operationally independent Unit that oversees integrity matters on behalf of the IBU.
Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor all IBU competitions via our UFDS.
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Greg McKenna, Head of the BIU, said: “We are fully aware of the match-fixing risks prevalent throughout all sports, and we acknowledge the integral role bet monitoring plays in countering integrity risks.”
“As such, this partnership, featuring the UFDS, will enable us to implement one of the strongest integrity provisions and puts us in a great position over the coming years to ensure fair competition across all our events,” McKenna added.
For his part, Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, commented: “Interest in biathlon competitions is increasing across global betting markets. It is imperative that appropriate steps are taken to mitigate any integrity-related issues that may arise across IBU’s competitions.”
“Partnering with the BIU demonstrates our and BIU’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the sport, and we look forward to enhancing this relationship over the coming years,” he concluded.