No suspicious betting activity was detected during the Euro 2020 tournament. This is according to an announcement by Sportradar’s Integrity Services. The UEFA European Football Championship concluded on July 11.
Sportradar said it will continue its support for the Betting Fraud Detection System in partnership with UEFA. The system analyzes gamblers’ betting behaviors across domestic and international competitions in Europe. The supplier has done this job for UEFA for more than 10 years.
The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament took place between June 11 and July 11, 2021. Sportradar said no betting market or single match raised a flag. It added the BFDS alerts raised underwent further scrutiny to understand the reasons via a sporting lens.
Sportradar was also involved in other capacities during the tournament. They included providing UEFA with support and input via the Anti-Match-Fixing Assessment Group.
The Group was responsible for bringing together various stakeholders. These included public and sports authorities. The aim was to discuss information from multiple channels during the competition. The overall agenda aimed at ensuring integrity issues saw the light of day.
Sportradar was also involved in analyzing the total betting turnover from the tournament. Its report showed the bets from across the world on the Euro 2020 hit a record of €62bn.
This means each match raked a betting turnover of around €1.2bn. The final match pitting England against Italy raked the highest amount for a single match at €4bn. Italy was the eventual winner. It was also the team with the highest bet turnover per match throughout the tournament. This figure stood at €1.98bn.
Sportradar’s Integrity Services division signed multiple agreements with various sporting organizations in 2021. The supplier aims to show commitment to maintaining integrity in sports.
Earlier in January saw the company partner with the European Handball Association. The multi-year deal will remain in place until 2030. Sportradar will offer various solutions to shield EHL competitions from increasing integrity threats.
The Swedish FA also signed a partnership deal with Sportradar. The deal aims to safeguard the country’s domestic football integrity. This will see Sportradar monitor over 2,000 games across different competitions. They include U19 Allsvenskan, U21 Allsvenskan, Division 2, club friendlies, and Division 2 during the 2021 season.
Dutch sport is also part of the beneficiaries of integrity support by Sportradar. The Integrity Services division will offer bet monitoring services to darts, basketball, and football in the Netherlands. These sports constitute over 1,500 events in 2021.
The International Table Tennis Federation also signed an integrity deal with Sportradar. This deal is set to last until 2023. Sportradar will use its proprietary Fraud Detection System to oversee contests sanctioned/organized by the ITTF.