Sportradar video examines sports betting’s connection to athlete mental health

Sportradar has released a free Athlete Wellbeing educational video to its Integrity Services partners which brings attention to the impact of legal sports betting on athletes’ mental health.

The documentary-style video examines how sports betting affects the mental health of sports performers while also highlighting the sports data company’s commitment to the growing sports betting industry by providing solutions and supporting stakeholders.

Alongside the Athlete Wellbeing program partners, the video features former professional soccer player and two-time gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley Snow, professional baseball player Garrett Whitlock, and current college basketball player Connor McCaffery sharing their stories and perspectives on the topic.

Sportradar’s Athlete Wellbeing program assists its partners by providing resources and support to help them teach their athletes about the potential harms linked with sports betting and the impact the industry can have on them.

Through the program, leagues and governing bodies can provide their athletes with an “enhanced appreciation” of sports betting’s potential mental health impact, “greater awareness” of the signs and processing of how they feel, and a “better understanding” of the resources available to them.

The Athlete Wellbeing program is part of the Sportradar Integrity Services’ strategy of utilizing monitoring, investigation, and education to protect sporting integrity.

Earlier this year at SBC Summit North America, Sportradar’s Chairman of the Board Jeff Yabuki gave a keynote speech where he explored how talking about mental health can unlock unimaginable potential.