APAJO and Sportradar Integrity Services Establish First MoU of its Kind
APAJO, the Portuguese Association of Online Betting and Gaming, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar Integrity Services, the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions. It is the first agreement of its kind between an operators’ association and Sportradar.
In the joint interest of protecting integrity in sport, this MoU intends to improve the cooperation of and the investigation into sports integrity issues arising particularly in Portuguese sport by exchanging data and further information related to sports integrity. Furthermore, Sportradar and APAJO will explore opportunities for additional projects where they want to cooperate such as those relating to platforms which promote sports integrity education, in line with the values of the Portuguese State as outlined in RJO regulations.
Gabino Oliveira, President of APAJO on the MoU: “APAJO members now have a formal channel available to communicate on integrity matters with the world-wide leading experts in this field which will prove mutually beneficial. We also look forward to exploring further cooperation opportunities in sports integrity education. Portugal was one of the first countries to ratify the Macolin Convention and hence, we are happy to work here in line with our government’s engagement.
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “Sportradar are firm supporters of the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention. Initiatives like this MoU we have signed today with APAJO is a clear commitment that we both buy in to the spirit of this convention and are ready to back it up with action. Portuguese sport will become safer with this cooperation.”
The Associacao Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online (Portuguese Online Betting and Gaming Association) APAJO was founded back in 2018 with the overall aim to continuously help improve the legal framework for online betting and gambling in Portugal, to make it sustainable for local and international operators, to accompany new developments and trends and to keep betting and gambling entirely safe for all stakeholders: industry, sports and customers.
Further information on APAJO can be found here: https://apajo.pt