Sportradar gives the ‘all-clear’ to Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL)

After completion of 2017-2018 season, Sportradar can confirm that there was no indication of betting-related fixing having occurred in the highest league in German Ice Hockey this season. Sportradar’s world-renowned Fraud Detection System monitored and precisely analysed 407 DEL matches and did not identify any matches of concern.

One year ago, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) decided to radically overhaul and update its approach to match fixing and manipulation. This approach involved the implementation of a brand new set of regulations related to match manipulation; a partnership with anti-match fixing experts Sportradar to cover the detection and investigation of suspicious betting behaviour worldwide; and a partnership with German sports law specialists SportsLawyer to independently drive any resulting prosecutions.

“Sport is nothing without trust and reliability. German Ice Hockey League is committed – to our fans and partners – to guarantee the highest level of fair play in our beloved sport”, said Gernot Tripcke, CEO of DEL.

The growing attractiveness of the DEL is also reflected by a steady increase in interest of global bettors. For instance, an average of 321 bookmakers offered DEL matches last season. Sportradar estimates this led to a betting turnover of €135,000 per match.

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