Sportradar Integrity Services has formed an alliance with the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) which will allow the sports integrity solutions provider to monitor various sporting competitions across the country in 2021.

Under the terms of the collaboration, which will encompass over 1500 matches this year across football, basketball and darts events in the Netherlands, Sportradar will lend its bet monitoring and and reporting services to NOC*NSF.

Drawing upon ‘significant experience and expertise’, Sportradar will also provide risk analysis reporting, including data driven insights which will help inform strategic decisions and protect against integrity risks.

Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, said: “By signing this agreement, the NOC*NSF have shown their crucial proactivity in protecting sports competitions in the Netherlands from integrity risks such as match manipulation.

“Alongside bet monitoring of key sporting events in the Netherlands, our integrity experts will provide on-going support to NOC*NSF through the analysis of betting market trends and developments, and any risk factors we identify will be discussed in our regular reviews. 

“This is the first project of its type within the structure of the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention, and it should be viewed by other nations as a blueprint of what bet monitoring looks like at a national, multi-sport level.”

Sportradar will also support NOC*NSF in its role as the National Platform for the Netherlands under the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention by leveraging its vast experience in tackling match-fixing.

“In order to work in line with the Macolin Convention, this pilot agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services is an essential project in understanding the betting exposure that is afforded to Dutch sport,” added Gerard Dielessen, Chief Executive Officer at NOC*NSF. 

“Through ongoing bet monitoring of our domestic sports competitions, and analysis of the latest betting trends surrounding them we will have insights that will help inform what the most effective and efficient long-term strategy is to protect against integrity risks.”

Most recently, Sportradar announced the acquisition of US-based sports technology and analytics firm Synergy Sports in a bid to strengthen its position in the North American market.