Scientific Game

New mobile app to strengthen AFC’s fight against match-fixing

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:44
Share
Visit us

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has introduced a new AFC integrity mobile application which will enable fans, players and officials to report possible suspicious activities or provide information concerning match-fixing or corruption to the AFC Integrity Unit.

As part of efforts to expand the fight against match-fixing, the new mobile application, which was implemented in collaboration with Sportradar, will complement the new integrity section on www.the-AFC.com. It has been designed to better engage with the virtual community who will now be able to report on suspicious activities through their mobile devices in real time.

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said, “The survival of all sports, not just football, depends significantly on our ability to preserve and protect the values of fair play and honesty. Under the banner of One Asia, One Goal, the AFC has reinforced the importance to safeguard the integrity and uphold the highest professional standards in all our competitions.

“Digital media and technologies have redefined how people communicate. This new mobile app will enhance our detection abilities and our intelligence network which will further strengthen our pursuit to combat match-fixing.”

The new application, which is free and available for download in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play, will also strengthen the AFC’s 360-degree approach on match-manipulation through the implementation of measures aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to match-fixing.

At the prevention level, the AFC adopts the best governance principles by having a regulatory framework in place that acts to effectively prevent and respond to cases of match-fixing. Concurrently, the AFC also takes proactive measures to impart necessary knowledge and training to all potential targets of match-fixing, enabling them to recognise, reject and report match-fixing.

The AFC has also taken several measures to enhance it capabilities to detect match fixing. In addition to the new app, the AFC has a long-standing partnership with market leaders, Sportradar.

The agreement, which has assisted to uncover several match-fixing cases in the last year, encompasses more than 4,500 matches across Asia each year through the specifically developed AFC Monitoring System (AMS), positioning the AFC as one of the most committed sport bodies in the world on the issue of match-fixing.

Speaking about the partnership, Andreas Krannich, Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity Services added,“We first signed with the AFC back in 2013 and I am delighted to see our partnership continuing to evolve year on year. We have monitored, we have detected, we have investigated, built and resolved cases side by side. This latest development - this new app - showcases our own commitment to technologically-driven developments to protect football’s integrity and it underlines the AFC’s forward-thinking stance to empowering its fans and stakeholders”.

 

 

 

 

What's new

Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan

Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan A Cebu City government official told local media on Monday that a proposed Php18 billion (US$356 million) integrated resort would proceed with its upcoming ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday in defiance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s apparent ban on new casinos. The IR, to be built on Kawit I... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:08

Success Universe issues positive profit alert

Success Universe issues positive profit alert Macau casino investor Success Universe has issued a positive profit alert ahead of its 1H18 results announcement next week. The group said late Monday that it expects to record an unaudited consolidated profit for the six months to 30 June compared with a loss for the same period last year. The pro... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:49

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has lost its second key board member in the space of a week with Cai Lingli – a relative of majority owner Cui Li Jie – stepping down as a director of the company and chairperson of the executive committee. Her departure comes just seven days after Marco Te... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:23

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion Melco Resorts & Entertainment has confirmed that it is continuing preparations to launch an Initial Public Offering of shares in Studio City International Holdings – the holding company for its Studio City integrated resort in Macau. Updating the company’s intentions almost exactly a year s... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:56

Current Issue

OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09