Swiss Handball Federation partners with Sportradar Integrity Services
Sportradar’s proven fraud detection services to help protect the integrity of handball in Switzerland
The Swiss Handball Federation (SHV) and Sportradar Integrity Services – a global supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 100 sports federations and leagues – have entered a multi-year agreement for the monitoring of Swiss handball events. Sportradar Integrity Services is a unit of Sportradar, the leading global sports technology company.
Under the agreement, Sportradar Integrity Services will draw upon its substantial experience and expertise – having monitored global betting markets for more than 16 years – to provide bet monitoring via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for handball events in Switzerland, including the Quickline Handball League, Mobiliar Handball Cup and other men’s and women’s matches at senior and youth level. Sportradar considers bet monitoring essential to every sport and believes that the service should be available to help protect all levels of competition.
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. Betting patterns are analysed for abnormalities by a global team of qualified integrity experts, and any suspicious matches are subsequently reported to partners, allowing critical visibility into worldwide match-fixing. Sportradar Integrity Services have detected over 6,500 suspicious matches during the past 16 years with more than 750 of these taking place in 2021 alone.
Jürgen Krucker, Managing Director of Swiss Handball said: “We are taking all the necessary steps to safeguard our game, and we recognize that bet monitoring plays an important role in this across all levels of competition. Sportradar Integrity Services have a proven track record in the field of sports integrity, and by bringing them on board to monitor our competitions through their UFDS solution we will have crucial visibility of global betting activity surrounding our competitions.”
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “We have witnessed growing integrity threats over the years, particularly due to recent global events, as well as an increasing betting interest in sports such as handball, and so are excited to have entered into this partnership with the SHV. At Sportradar, we are fully committed to assisting our partners’ integrity efforts and look forward to working together with the SHV to support the integrity of Swiss handball in the years ahead.”