IIHF and Sportradar partner up to prevent betting fraud
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has today announced a landmark three-year partnership with integrity specialists Sportradar. Under the partnership, Sportradar will monitor a total of three flagship tournaments per year from 2015 to 2017 and will deliver a total of 12 educational workshops, which will be targeted at participating players, officials, administrators and coaches.
Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will monitor the world’s betting markets on the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, IIHF World Junior Championship and IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship each year, ensuring that any suspicious odds movements or patterns are flagged, analysed and promptly forwarded to the IIHF. Furthermore, each of those tournaments, each of those three years, will find Sportradar experts travelling to the host cities and providing all relevant participants with valuable insight and understanding of the global markets on ice hockey and the dangers posed by fixers.
“Very few sports excite and engage fans like ice hockey does. And we want to keep it that way,” said IIHF President René Fasel. “The integrity of our World Championships and our sport are central to that.”
“What this partnership does is send a powerful message. It sends a powerful message to our fans that we will not compromise when it comes to protecting the honesty of the game we all love. By including the U20 and U18 competitions, we send a message that we are doing all we can to safeguard our sport for today and tomorrow. By partnering with a professional organisation like Sportradar, we send a message to the fixers that we are watching them. Zero compromise; zero tolerance.”
Sportradar Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “Hearing President Fasel’s words is reassuring to me and should be reassuring to all those that love ice hockey. By asking us to monitor 126 ice hockey games and deliver 12 workshops over three years, the IIHF has shown a keen awareness of this vitally important issue. We have worked hard to develop the ice hockey Fraud Detection System and we have honed it to the needs and sensitivities of the sport. This partnership is a powerful show of trust and confidence in our system, but also in our educational programme, which has been reworked and tailored and is now ready to be delivered to the best players in the world!”
About the IIHF
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), founded on May 15, 1908 in Paris, France, is the governing body of international ice hockey and inline hockey. The IIHF features 73 member associations, each of which is the national governing body of the sport in its nation. Besides controlling the international rulebook, processing international player transfers, and dictating officiating guidelines, the IIHF runs numerous development programmes designed to bring hockey to a broader population.
The IIHF also presides over ice hockey in the Olympic Games, and over the IIHF World Championships at all levels, men, women, juniors under-20, juniors under-18 and women under-18. Each season, the IIHF in collaboration with its local organising committees, runs around 25 different World Championships in the five different categories.
For more information about the IIHF, please visit: www.iihf.com
Betradar’s Live Channel enters Nigerian sports betting market
We are proud to announce the next successful launch of our Betradar Live Channel products. Nigerian bookmaker 1960Bet will roll out the Live Channel Retail across 5,000 stores by using a local satellite distribution provider and will implement the Live Channel Online into its sports betting website 1960bet.ng.
In addition, 1960Bet has also signed up for Betradar’s Managed Trading Services, a new business concept that allows sports betting operators to externalise their labour intensive risk and liability management to Betradar’s proven industry expertise. Combined with the live streaming services Live Channel Retail and Live Channel Online, 1960Bet is strengthening its live betting offering significantly in retail outlets and on their website, to provide their clients with a new level of entertainment and bet-stimulation.
1960Bet CEO, Dotun Ajegbile stated: “We at 1960Bet have had a strong and trusting relationship with Betradar since we launched in 2012, and the quality of their services have gone a long way in driving the growth of 1960Bet. We now look forward to taking advantage of the growing interest in live betting by rolling out the Betradar Live Channel in 5,000 of our 1960Bet shops and agents. Together with this, we have entrusted our day to day risk-management to the Betradar Managed Trading Services, and we are confident this is a great step forward in securing our future growth in the market."
Sportradar’s Sales Director for the African region Gregory Parsons had this to add: “We are very pleased to see the Betradar Live Channel make its first entry into the Nigerian market with 1960Bet. We expect live betting to begin to gather significantly more traction in Africa in the very near future, particularly in Nigeria. 1960Bet will be looking to capitalize on this great opportunity by leveraging local satellite distribution technology to make rapid and significant in-roads into the market. Through the Betradar Managed Trading Services, we will now offer even more of a comprehensive range of meaningful, and growth-driving, services to 1960Bet and together we are very excited about what the future holds.”
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Scoreradar becomes Sportradar Media Services
Today marks the launch of a new Sportradar brand. From today onwards, all of the market-leading sports data services that Sportradar has provided to the media industry under the brand Scoreradar in the past will now be aggregated under the new brand “Sportradar Media Services”.
Launched in 2007, the Scoreradar suite of services and products has grown to the point where today, the brand is a key and recognised player in the sports media landscape. These services and products have included pre, live and post event data feed deliveries, as well as hosted content solutions such as live sports applications, statistics centres and live score products. By constantly evaluating all aspects of the business and garnering valuable client feedback, Sportradar was guided towards the conclusion that the name of the Scoreradar brand did not do justice to its full range of content.
Speaking about the re-brand, Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl had this to say: “The Sportradar brand is a powerful one that stands for proven quality and reliability to over 600 clients worldwide. With all the recent developments that we had implemented in our media-facing services, it felt like the right time to bring all those services together under a new Sportradar brand, sharing in the whole organisation’s momentum and high regard. But this is not a cosmetic change. The data feeds and applications we are providing across multiple channels such as web, mobile, TV and print are best in class and continue to grow in number and quality. “Sportradar Media Services” reflect our ongoing investment and focus on the technologies and innovations that will drive our client-focused solutions and will propel us as we strive to enhance sports coverage in a progressive and cost effective manner”.
CG Analytics and Sportradar announce partnership agreement
CG Analytics, the data analytics subsidiary of CG Technology™ and Betradar, today announced that Betradar will be providing CG Analytics with access to a comprehensive package of pre-game and live odds data.
Under the terms of the agreement, CG Analytics will utilize the speed, accuracy and breadth of Betradar’s data and digital content and distribute this content to CG Technology to enhance its In-Running wagering platform. CG Technology’s automated In-Running wagering product will include dozens of different In-Running props which, pending regulatory approval, will give customers a broader array of options, creating a superior offering in the marketplace. The enhanced offering will be offered across CG Technology’s partner and affiliate properties, including the eight race and sports books it operates in Nevada and its international partner properties at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Logrand Group in Mexico.
“We are pleased to partner with Betradar, the largest sports data provider in the world, and to boost the strength of our In-Running wagering offering,” said Lee M. Amaitis, President and CEO of CG Technology. He continued: “Through this agreement we will build on our successes in In-Running wagering and create a comprehensive, interactive data package that combines speed, accuracy and increased In-Running props, offering our customers a product that is unprecedented in the marketplace.”
Erik Lorenz, Managing Director Sales, Sportradar, said: “We are very pleased to welcome CG Analytics as a new partner of Betradar’s pre-game and live odds service. We are convinced that together we can shape future developments and play an active part in the creation of an even more exciting sports betting offering that is unparalleled in the U.S. marketplace.”
About CG Technology™
CG Technology™ is an innovative gaming technology solutions provider for lottery, gaming, race and sports wagering worldwide. We specialize in providing secure, scalable, mobile technology and risk management solutions to integrated resorts, gaming partners, race and sports books and lottery industries worldwide. Our technology solutions are designed to meet the highest standards of regulatory compliance, transactional security and customer experience. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, CG Technology continues to expand into new global markets and offer its partners gaming and manufacturing expertise and superior technology solutions. Our products include Android™ and Apple® compatible applications for sports wagering and real-money casino gaming, as well as our state of the art account-based wagering system.
Outside of the U.S., CG Technology has licensed its sophisticated mobile gaming and race book and sports pool systems, as well as risk management consulting services, to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas and its systems to Logrand Group in Mexico. In addition, CG Technology has an agreement with Celebrity Cruises to offer its innovative mobile gaming technology on a selection of high-end Celebrity Cruises ships, marking the first time the cruise industry has offered customers a mobile casino gaming application. CG Technology is passionate about applying best-in-class technology to offer customers a unique, innovative and memorable gaming experience. For more information please visit: http://www.cgtglobal.com
About CG Analytics™
CG Analytics™ is a licensed Information Service Provider in the state of Nevada, providing pre-game & in-game wagering data to licensed sportsbook operators around the world. Our firm supplies its customers with odds & prices for all major sports, prior to the industry market being set. CG Analytics also licenses its data to a wide range of consumers for both wagering and non-wagering purposes. In addition, we offer our clients one of the most in-depth fraud prevention and game integrity services available. Utilizing our proprietary data along with consultative services, we are able to ensure the integrity of our customers’ sports business is upheld.
Sisal Matchpoint on air with Betradar’s Live Channel Retail and Online
We are proud to announce the successful launch of our Live Channel products with Italian bookmaker Sisal Matchpoint. Sisal Matchpoint has already integrated the Live Channel Retail in 500 retail outlets across Italy. Furthermore, the implementation of the Live Channel Online into the company’s website sisal.it has been concluded and punters have access to live streams with immediate effect.
Jörn Anhalt, Managing Director Media Rights at Sportradar, said: “We’re very delighted to have sealed the partnership with Italian key player Sisal Matchpoint. The integration of Live Channel Online and Retail strengthen Sisal’s portfolio significantly with entertaining and revenue-generating live streaming solutions, dedicated for every platform.”
The Managing Director of Sisal Entertainment, Francesco Durante explained: “Today, punters are looking more and more for interaction with sports, as shown by the growth and appreciation for live betting. Sisal Live Channel offers a rich schedule of sports events, supported by information, statistics and the latest technology.”
With the launch of the Live Channel Online in August 2014, Betradar fulfilled a key milestone in the execution of being the world-leading one-stop shop provider for the betting industry. The Live Channel Online provides online bookmakers around the world with 24/7 live sports content to increase their business’ turnover.
Betradar’s Live Channel Retail, launched in summer 2013 and incorporated in over 1,500 betting shops across the world, combines live odds, live statistics and most importantly live pictures from sporting events around the globe on one single screen. The easy-to-implement streaming offer includes a wide range of international media rights, such as the German DFB Cup and DFB National Team Home Matches, French Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue, U.S Major League Soccer, German and Spanish Basketball league and several international ATP and WTA tournaments.
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