The sports betting and data brand of Sportradar, Betradar, has entered into a new partnership with European Sports Security Association to step up their efforts in tackling match-fixing in tennis.

Under the deal, both parties will utilise Betradar’s Fraud Detection Service, covering more than 450 operators, and European Sports Security Association members’ customer transactional data to deliver a market overview and alert system.

The partnership between the parties will initially focus on tennis, which has been cited by European Sports Security Association on many occasions as the sport that is most often hit by corruption, though there is scope to expand the cooperation to other sports.

European Sports Security Association chairman Mike O’Kane said: “The arrangement has clear benefits for both parties and represents a growing desire to complement each other’s efforts around match-fixing.”

“By utilising the core strengths of both systems we have the potential to create an unparalleled level of data from which to detect betting-related corruption.

“That can then be used to stamp out attacks on betting operators and protect sporting events; put simply, everyone wins.”

“Collaboration and information-sharing between credible organisations sits at the heart of the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and we are delighted that with European Sports Security Association, we are able to bring this intention to life,” Andreas Krannich, managing director security services at Sportradar, added.

“When you couple the peerless breadth of Sportradar’s FDS coverage with the unrivalled depth of European Sports Security Association’s coverage, you provide sport and those interested in sport with a truly compelling proposition.

“We are confident that this partnership will bear important fruit and bring a new level of insight into those looking to corrupt the integrity of sport.”

Betradar is the industry’s leading provider of sports and betting-related data services that delivers all the necessary services to run a bookmaker operation.