The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has become the latest body to agree a long-term partnership with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar.
As part of the three-year agreement, which runs from 2017 to 2019, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will be used to monitor betting patterns across thousands of snooker matches each year.
The company will also provide an annual education workshop to WPBSA stakeholders, as well as intelligence and investigatory support when needed.
WPBSA vice-chairman Nigel Mawer said: “We have had the chance to work with Sportradar over the last few years so we were delighted we could convert that experience into a stronger and closer relationship. Sportradar continue to develop new services and improve the sharpness of their existing products, which means that this partnership should enable us to preserve the most robust defences against those who would look to undermine our sport.”
Sportradar’s partnership with the WPBSA comes after the company last week signed a similar agreement with the MotoGP motorcycling championship. Sportradar also holds partnerships with Uefa, football’s European governing body; the Asian Football Confederation; World Rugby; the International Cricket Council; the NBA basketball league and the NHL ice hockey league.
Altogether, Sportradar monitors over 230 leagues and competitions worldwide.