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The History of Sportradar’s Integrity Services

Match-fixing is one of the most severe problems sport is facing at the beginning of the 21st century. The internet has made it much easier for manipulators to achieve their criminal goals. The number of bookmakers has increased, as has the range of different betting types. Bookmakers in Asia accept huge stakes and the mobile internet further helps the match-fixers place their bets – even alongside the field of play. If sport federations want to keep up with this pace they have to react in a comprehensive way. No matter what the motivation for match-fixers might be manipulation in sport is a criminal act that has to be tackled…


“Fixed Match” Scams – A Social Media Investigation

The turn of this decade has seen an undeniable increase in the level of media coverage allocated to reporting match manipulation in global football. Results of investigations are quickly published around the world, aided by the rapid growth of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, where thousands of users are able to read, comment and share stories within seconds. Simultaneously, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the availability of global betting markets – bettors are now able to place bets on competitions they could not previously, and do so anonymously via the increased access of the Asian bookmakers…