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Sportradar enhances NHL partnership

North American ice hockey league the NHL has expanded its partnership with Sportradar to incorporate the sports and betting-related services company’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) into its practices.

The NHL will use the FDS to monitor any suspicious in-game betting activities that could undermine the integrity of the league. Every regular-season and post-season NHL game will be monitored using the FDS, which will track patterns across over 550 betting operators worldwide.

“While we have the utmost confidence in the integrity of our sports and our games, Sportadar’s Fraud Detection System provides an additional layer of security and protection,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.

The FDS monitors over 100,000 matches across 12 sports worldwide each year, according to Sportradar’s managing director of integrity services, Andreas Krannich.

In September 2015, Sportradar agreed a multi-year partnership with the NHL. As part of the deal, the company provides in-game statistics throughout the season through the league’s Hockey Information Tracking System (HITS). The statistics provided by Sportradar include shots on goal, shot types, face-offs and the time spent on the ice by players.

Sportradar holds agreements with a host of sports leagues and bodies from around the world, and lists the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the NFL American football league, stock car-racing series Nascar and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) among its many partners.