Jakarta, IO – The Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) has expanded its partnership with Genius Sports, to launch a comprehensive integrity program to effectively deal with the threat of match-fixing.
Genius Sports is a trusted integrity partner of the English Premier League, NFL, German FA, PGA TOUR and over 150 leagues and federations worldwide. Across 24/7 monitoring and bespoke educational services, Genius Sports will help to safeguard the transparency and unpredictability of IBL events.
Genius Sports will provide the IBL with specialist forensic data and insights regarding global wagering on its events. Real-time odds movements will be analyzed by Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring System and cross-referenced with predictive algorithms to automatically detect and flag any suspicious activity. Genius Sports’ team of integrity analysts will examine all monitoring data on IBL events, providing the league with regular, detailed reports.
Over 300 IBL players, coaches and officials have also been provided with a series of expert educational workshops, highlighting: the league’s rules around integrity, the personal consequences of match-fixing scandals and the dangers of sharing insider information.
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“Sports must remain highly vigilant and proactive in their fight against match-fixing,” said Mohamed Feizel, Head of Sports and Broadcast, APAC at Genius Sports. “We’re honored to be the Official Integrity Partner of the IBL and supporting them in the delivery of a comprehensive program that combines round-the-clock monitoring with educational services to safeguard their competitions.”
The launch of this integrity program is an expansion of the IBL’s long-term official data partnership with Genius Sports. FIBA LiveStats, the preeminent data collection system in world basketball, developed by Genius Sports, is used court-side at every IBL game to create official play-by-play statistics that power their products for fans, broadcasters, media and more worldwide. (*/rp)