Spillemyndigheden Increases the Fight Against Match-Fixing: Collaborates with Alarm Companies in the Area of ​​Betting

August 4, 2023 | Sports Betting
(August 2, 2023) — Since 1 April, the Gambling Authority has been the secretariat of the national platform for combating match-fixing. Now the agency has entered into a collaboration with three companies that monitor betting at sporting events and issue alerts to partners if they discover irregularities that could be signs of match-fixing.

In future, the Gambling Authority will also receive these alarms, and can then compare with its own data and information, and act on the information if match-fixing is suspected.

The three companies with which the Gambling Authority has now entered into formal cooperation are Sportradar Integrity Service, United Lotteries for Integrity in Sport (ULIS) and the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Among other things, they offer monitoring of betting on sporting events worldwide, and share any suspicions of match-fixing directly with either betting providers, the sport or authorities. The companies’ monitoring consists of either following irregularities in the case of fluctuations in odds or stakes in the bet, and by acting as a centralized unit that receives, assesses and shares information with members.

With the new agreements, the Gambling Authority will receive “alerts” from all three companies if they find unusual gambling patterns in betting on sports events mainly in Denmark with Danish players.

“We are very happy about the three cooperation agreements”, says Anders Dorph, director of the Gambling Authority. “It will significantly strengthen our efforts against match-fixing that we now receive the alerts directly. Combined with the large amounts of data we ourselves have, in the long run it can make our work even more efficient. We will be able to react very quickly and help stop behavior that threatens the integrity of the sport.”

When the Gambling Authority receives an alarm from one or more of the companies, the information is assessed, and the Gambling Authority can initiate a closer investigation of the specific case. If the investigation indicates a concrete suspicion of match-fixing, the case will be transferred to the police and/or sports.

SOURCE: Spillemyndigheden (Danish Gambling Authority).

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