Sportradar reports match fixing hasn’t slowed. What’s new: AI is watching now

Sportradar reports match fixing hasn’t slowed. What’s new: AI is watching now

Article brief provided by Front Office Sports
  • Eric Fisher, Front Office Sports
March 4, 2024 8:59 PM
  • Eric Fisher, Front Office Sports
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • United States

The battle against match fixing around the world is increasingly using the exploding world of artificial intelligence.

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Sports data company Sportradar on Monday released the results of its annual integrity report, findings coming from active monitoring of about 850,000 events across 70 sports last year and particularly the betting lines around those events. The overall results were essentially even with those for 2022, with suspected manipulation found in 0.21% of events, or one in every 467. But what did materially change was the use of AI, with that technology assisting in 73% of the flagged events.

That percentage more than doubled compared to 2022.

AI has been integrated in Sportradar’s fraud detection systems since 2018.