PRO14 Rugby Partners with Sportradar to Protect Integrity

Adam Redmond
02 October 2018

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PRO14 Rugby has underlined its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by partnering with Sportradar Integrity Services – the world’s leading provider of monitoring solutions that support the fight against betting-related match-fixing and corruption.

The multi-year agreement will see all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available, and the only such system to be independently assessed and verified by recognised experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.

The FDS is part of a 360-degree approach from Sportradar that includes automated alerts from over 550 global bookmakers, which are then reviewed by a dedicated team of sports and betting integrity experts.

Aiding this process, FDS monitoring also encompasses anonymised account-level individual bet data from more than 100 global operators, ensuring that partners receive the complete betting integrity picture surrounding their sports at both national and international levels.

The Guinness PRO14 joins other iconic Rugby Union brands such as World Rugby, the Six Nations, EPCR, New Zealand Rugby Union, Australian Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Federation and the Rugby Football Union as proud partners of Sportradar Integrity Services.

Martin Anayi, CEO of PRO14 Rugby, said: “As the Guinness PRO14 continues to grow and set new standards on the pitch and on the commercial front, it is vital that we ensure that the integrity of the Championship remains uncompromised. Behind the scenes we are doing a lot of work around governance and this partnership with Sportradar adds an extra level of credibility and scrutiny to the tournament.

“Sportradar work with over 75 governing bodies and tournaments across the world and we are delighted to be a part of lengthy list that includes the FIFA, UEFA, the NBA, the NHL, World Rugby, Six Nations, EPCR, ECB, the RFL, the AFL, the IOC and the ICC.”

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Integrity Services at Sportradar said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Guinness PRO14 and offering our expertise to help safeguard the competition against integrity related threats. Drawing upon our unrivalled experience in the field of sporting integrity, and driven by our market leading FDS solution, we are committed to helping our sporting partners detect and prevent manipulation, and to identify and mitigate all forms of integrity risk.

“With our expanding footprint across rugby union internationally, we are more able to protect the game as a whole, and uphold the values and traditions of this globally loved sport.”


ABOUT SPORTRADAR

Sportradar Integrity Services are the world’s leading supplier of monitoring, intelligence, education and consultancy solutions for sport organisations and state authorities to support them in the fight against betting-related and sports corruption.

Trusted and relied on by more than 75 sports governing bodies and leagues around the world, and staffed with executives who have both implemented betting policies for the world’s largest sports bodies and provided large-scale consulting services to leagues in the integrity space, they are firmly established as the unrivalled market leader in the field of sporting integrity.

Sportradar is a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. We provide cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. We are a truly international organisation, employing over 2,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. Our rapid growth is driven by technological innovation and a deep understanding of our clients’ business needs.

It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1000 companies in over 100 countries. We occupy a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries:

Under the Betradar brand name, we are the leading provider of live data services to the betting industry, offering products to suit every business: from data collection through to fully managed trading services.

With our Live Channel, backed by our extensive portfolio of audio-visual rights, we offer round-the-clock coverage of live sports content streamed to betting websites and betting shops around the world.

We are leaders in the provision of Virtual Sports content and sports betting games, with customisable solutions offering the ideal mix of realism, profitability and punter appeal.
Our focus on technology and innovation has made us a premium partner for the media industry, offering sports content solutions for online and mobile customers, from live scores and statistics, to match visualisations and apps.

Uniquely in our industry, we also leverage our data to provide betting monitoring services to sports federations and law enforcement agencies to help in the fight against match-fixing. In the field of sports integrity, we are now firmly established as the world’s leading supplier.

More information can be found at www.sportradar.com.

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