UEFA operates a betting fraud detection system (BFDS), which monitors and analyses betting activities on about 32,000 matches in Europe each year (comprising UEFA competitions and the top two domestic divisions and cup competitions of the 54 member associations). The system is fully operational since July 2009.
The BFDS highlights irregular betting movements both pre-match and in-game (live) in all the core betting markets (Asian handicap, Totals and 1X2) from all major European and Asian bookmakers.
This anti-fraud system collects information, investigates suspicious matches and prepares potential disciplinary cases with a view to preventing and combating sports fraud. Reports are supplied to UEFA's national integrity officers who start investigations into these matters and may also cooperate with their partners in the national law enforcement authorities.
Agreements with the betting industry
UEFA has signed memoranda of understanding with betting associations (e.g. European Lotteries) and major betting companies (e.g. Betfair), under which the betting organisations agree to provide information in order to assist the identification and investigation of suspicious betting patterns.
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