Genius Sports has expanded its partnership with the Indonesian Basketball League, with the aim of reducing match-fixing.
The deal means that Genius Sports will provide forensic data and use real-time odds – monitored through its in-house Genius Sports Bet Monitoring System – to detect any suspicious behaviour.
The use of Genius Sports’ integrity program is common across European leagues, with the English Premier League, NFL, PGA Tour, German FA all utilising the brand’s technology to detect fraudulent or suspicious behaviour in betting patterns, alongside over 150 other sporting leagues.
Additionally, Genius Sports has provided over 300 players, coaches and officials in the Indonesian Basketball League with detailed information about spotting, the repercussions and dangers of sharing inside information with others.
Junas Miradiarsyah, CEO of the Indonesian Basketball League, said of the deal: “This collaboration is a proactive effort for the league to continue to safeguard the transparency and competitiveness of our competitions.
“Monitoring and education are vitally important to protecting the IBL, and we’re pleased to be working with Genius Sports who are the trusted integrity partner to hundreds of sports leagues worldwide.”
Furthermore, Mohamed Feizel, Head of Sports and Broadcast, APAC at Genius Sports, added: “Sports must remain highly vigilant and proactive in their fight against match-fixing.
“We’re honoured to be the Official Integrity Partner of the IBL and supporting them in the delivery of a comprehensive programme that combines round-the-clock monitoring with educational services to safeguard their competitions.”
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