Nascar has picked up on PASPA’s demise by enlisting the help of data specialists Sportradar in providing on-site betting for its races.
A multi-year deal will see Sportradar provide its sports betting fraud monitoring services to the stock-car company for all three of its national series: the Cup as well as the Xfinity and Gander Outdoor Truck Series.
Nascar will also work with Sportradar to provide workshops for its drivers and teams, as well as educate officials. A full-service betting integrity program will be provided for everyone involved in the sport’s new betting-related rules and policies.
“It is critical to be proactive in developing safeguards that protect Nascar’s on-track product from any potential integrity threats,” said Nascar executive Brian Herbst.
“Sportradar is the leader in this space and knowing that our races will be monitored extensively, while also equip- ping our industry with the tools and knowledge they require, gives us peace of mind in being able to preserve the integrity of Nascar as the US wagering market continues to open.”
Nascar and Sportradar have already worked together for three years to provide live race data to third party media companies.
Andy Cunningham, director at Sportradar’s integrity division said Sportradar would now be “installing a best-in-class integrity frame-work to protect their sport and its constituents.”