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Betradar tools up for the Cup!

With the Soccer World Championships almost upon us, Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, is presenting its sophisticated WC2014 related products to make the landmark event both revenue-driving and successful for bookmaker. No matter if a business requires betting, sports-data content or gaming solutions, Betradar’s portfolio offers the matching tools for all types of sportsbook operations.

Four years is a long time in technological terms, so the changes that have taken place since the last tournament in South Africa have been immense. One thing is for sure: the 2014 World Championships in Brazil will be the most social, interactive and shareable sporting event there has ever been.

Betradar’s WC2014 Live Match Centre represents the ultimate live experience for all 64 matches to cover multiple media platforms thanks to its responsive design. The compact solution includes an enormous amount of pre-match and in-play statistics and impresses with its live visualisation of all the on pitch action, including positional data and ball spotting features. The WC2014 Live Match Centre is fully customisable and all modules can independently be used across the online platform of bookmaker.

To offer as many odds markets as possible will be one of the major challenges for operators. Therefore, Betradar provides for all 64 matches its market leading live betting services “Live Scouting”, the ideal information source to run in-running trading operations and “Live Odds”, the fully automated and integrated in-running trading service for direct use.

Additionally, increasing the entertainment factor of the sportsbook and being attractive to new customers will be the key to stand apart from the rest of the competition. Betradar’s new In-Play Betting Games “Soccer Roulette” and “NextUp: Soccer” enables sportsbooks to provide up to 30+ betting chances per match based on 19 unique key events, while In-Play Minigames, available for the website’s sidebar, and as full screen web app for mobile devices, represents the ideal alternative to traditional casino sidebar widget based on real live sports data.

“The World Cup opens up new horizons for sportsbooks, as consumers who don’t normally bet are likely to do so during these 4 weeks. The enthusiasm for such a major event as well as the patriotism of punters can boost the revenues of bookmakers if they are well prepared. With our solutions, we are convinced to provide our clients the perfect tools for a successful business period”, says Erik Lorenz, Sportradar’s Managing Director Sales.

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Sportradar publishes in-depth paper on "World Match-Fixing"

Sportradar is pleased to provide you with an in-depth paper on match-fixing that Sportradar’s Security Services have been compiling for the last eight months. This Paper’s aim is to highlight the problem, suggest solutions and champion the idea of federations working with monitoring systems (i.e. the Fraud Detection System) and law enforcement to combat match-fixing.
Enjoy the read! Download the document here.

Betradar unveil new product: Virtual Dog Racing

Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting related data, is proud to announce the release of its new virtual sports betting product, “Virtual Dog Racing”. The first customer, Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet, has now successfully launched the new virtual sports betting product.

After the recent success of “Virtual Horse Classics”, Betradar is proud to present yet another innovative virtual sports betting solution that celebrates the world of dog racing – a multi-platform virtual sport that will prove the perfect addition to any product portfolio. The new virtual product provides real money 24/7/365 betting on virtual dog races with outstanding 3D graphics and unique race simulations, guaranteeing a state-of-the-art and fun betting experience. With the launch of the new Virtual Dog Racing, Betradar is further extending its virtual sports betting portfolio and is thereby on its way to providing a diversified virtual sports betting channel for the betting industry. Furthermore, the latest product launch coincides with the launch of Betradar’s new Remote Gaming Server (RGS) which allows a seamless integration of the product in any gaming platform.

The hosted front-end and fully customisable Virtual Dog Racing solution incorporates the latest in Motion Capture technology coupled with magnificent looking new tracks. Each of the races in Betradar’s latest racing concept features a series of dog specifications and performance parameters that are inspired by real dog characteristics and behaviour. In a similar way to “Virtual Horse Classics”, this new concept also offers multi “channels” running in parallel, where each “meeting” (race-day) contains a vast amount of races and various race distances. Each race day has an average total duration of 45 minutes with a fixed number of 6 participating dogs and a turnaround time of 2 minutes per race on average. As found across Betradar’s virtual portfolio, Virtual Dog Racing will also offer broad levels of statistical coverage for each race so that punters can assess their chances ahead of any race and enjoy virtual racing as if it were a real experience. Best of all, Virtual Dog Racing is not just available as an online solution - its unique simulation and visualisation technology have also been optimised for retail operations and are suitable for betting shops. The product is available for terminals or as a flat screen solution (full HD resolution), including all online features.

“We all know that Virtual Sports Betting has become an integral part of modern bookmaking. With Virtual Dog Racing, we extend our virtual sports betting portfolio with an entertaining and revenue-driving solution for all bookmaking operators. The fast-paced betting approach perfectly meets today’s market needs and punters will enjoy the impulsive nature of virtual dog racing”, says Erik Lorenz, Managing Director Sales of Sportradar.

The Virtual Dog Racing is already available in the market, as the Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet has recently launched the product on its website. “We are very pleased to announce that SafariBet has become the first beneficiary of Virtual Dog Racing launched with Betradar, a pioneer in the industry. By adding Virtual Dog Racing to our Virtual Football League and Virtual Horse Classic services in Ghana, we have once again sparked fresh interest and entertainment with our loyal customers. We look forward to our continued cooperation and expansion working with Betradar in Africa”, declares Safaribet’s CEO, Halit Karabasoglu. Further customer implementations will be released within the next weeks.

Completion of the “Malta FA Integrity Tour 2014 – SAY NO TO MATCH-FIXING”

Thursday, 20th February saw the completion of the ‘Say No To Match-fixing’ Integrity Tour held in Malta. This integrity program conducted workshops with each of the clubs in the top two leagues in Malta, as well as two workshops with the match officials. For the past six weeks, players and referees across the country have been educated about the problems that the sport of football faces today, related to betting and match-fixing.

Over 1,000 individuals have attended the 27 workshops held by Sportradar, on behalf of the Maltese Football Association. All of this would not have been possible without the foresight of Italian bookmaker, Betaland, who by sponsoring this unique program were able to give something back to the local game in the country they are now based.

The workshops were a great success and will help repair the damage inflicted on the reputation of Maltese football in the wake of recent match-fixing scandals. Sportradar’s Integrity Manager, Ben Paterson, who ran these workshops, said: “The problems here in Malta have been well documented. This integrity program has really helped raise the awareness of the current issues. The clubs have welcomed us and seem to be embracing the opportunity to protect their sport. The people here love their football and I think we have made a considerable difference.”

Franz Tabone, Malta FA Integrity Officer, said: “Through our recent experience and after having seen what betting related match-fixing has done to football, we felt that we are at a disadvantage as to how we can tackle this huge problem. We consider that education is our strongest and probably the only tool at our disposal, to avoid further destruction. It is with this in mind that we collaborated with Sportradar and embarked on the Integrity Tour – “Say NO to MATCH-FIXING”. We identified the strategy to go to the clubs and show the players and administrators how to be aware of the dangers and associated pitfalls. The response from all the participants was positive and we hope that we will be seeing some improvement to the situation in the near future.”

Australian Rugby Union signs Integrity Partnership with Sportradar

Sportradar is pleased to announce the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) as its latest Integrity Partner. Under the agreement, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) will monitor Super Rugby fixtures involving Australian teams and international test matches held in Australia for signs of betting-related corruption and fraudulent activity.

Sportradar’s technologically advanced FDS tracks betting odds movements across hundreds of different betting operators around the world in real-time. It has successfully monitored a range of sports since 2004 and uses core features such as a comprehensive betting database; a scientific alerting system; a fraud scoring database of individuals; vast professional analytical experience; an unrivalled level of coverage; and a proven ability to detect suspicious betting practices.

Sportradar CEO, Carsten Koerl said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Australian Rugby and further strengthen our commitment to support Australian sports in countering betting-related corruption. The ARU’s forward thinking approach to protecting the integrity of Rugby is highly commendable and our revolutionary Fraud Detection System will greatly assist in this.”

ARU CEO, Bill Pulver, said, “Integrity is one of Rugby’s core values and we want to ensure our sport operates in a way that aligns with our values. We’re looking forward to working closely with Sportradar to use their expertise in addition to our existing integrity policies.”



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