ABRADIE invited to demonstrate match-fixing detection technology by Brazilian Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Sport

Associação Brasileira de Defesa da Integridade do Esporte (ABRADIE) was honoured to be invited by José Francisco Manssur, Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of Brazil, to demonstrate to officials how the Genius Sports integrity monitoring system detects match-fixing incidents globally. Our team of experts hosted the workshop that explained how for more than a decade this best-in-class technology has helped the English Premier League, DFB (German Football Association), NFL (National Football League) and other sports entities combat betting-related corruption.

The demonstration extended beyond bet monitoring, with our team of experts providing insight on the various solutions that have been delivered to sports by Genius Sports on an international scale. This included the use of intelligence to monitor underlying trends and patterns associated with betting-related corruption, the success of its e-learning program with the PGA TOUR, and how good governance can provide the necessary foundations for sporting and criminal sanctions.

Securing the integrity of sport is of paramount importance to all key stakeholders, most importantly the fans who engage in sport for its unpredictability. We are privileged to be supporting the Ministry of Finance and its officials in supporting the regulation of the Brazilian market.

“To deliver the Provisional Measure for sports betting in Brazil, the Ministry of Finance has drawn upon best practices from regulators around the world and identified bet monitoring and sports integrity measures as the foundation of a well regulated market”, said José Francisco Manssur, special advisor to the Ministry of Finance.

“ABRADIE’s mission is to bring together likeminded individuals and organisations from the entire sports and betting ecosystem to tackle the threat of betting-related corruption head on. Drawing on the experience of major sports leagues and federations around the world, our technology detects and analyses match-fixing incidents, but also supports the sports organisations, sportsbooks, law enforcement and government to educate all the stakeholders and create a joint task force that can proactively combat match-fixing in Brazil”, said Guilherme Buso, member of ABRADIE.

ABRADIE members have also visited the Ministry of Sports, in Brasilia, to demonstrate and teach how the Artificial Intelligence monitoring system works before and during sports matches and what integrity measures can support sports organisations to avoid match and spot-fixing during the events.

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