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XFL Signs Deal With Genius Sports To Prevent Improper Betting

According to Bloomberg, the XFL has signed a multi-year deal with Genius Sports Group to monitor and prevent improper sports betting when it comes to XFL games.

London-based Genius Sports, which has similar partnerships with golf’s PGA Tour and soccer’s English Premier League, will help the XFL build a so-called integrity program to guard against fixed games. As part of that, Genius, owned by private equity firm Apax Partners, will offer around-the-clock monitoring of pregame and live betting markets to detect unusual activity.

According to Genius Sports they;

Monitor and understand global betting on your competitions 24/7, 365 days a year. Our Bet Monitoring System leads the fight against match-fixing with predictive algorithms that flag potentially suspicious betting activity.

The Bloomberg report goes on to say;

During the XFL’s centralized training camp this month, Genius will conduct betting-focused educational workshops with players, coaches and game officials.

It looks like the XFL is getting serious with its sports betting and will be a big factor in driving interest in the up and coming league. Moves like these show the XFL this serious about its long term goals.

Mark is the founder and editor of XFL News Hub. The site was started in January of 2018, within days of the announced return of the XFL. Contact him directly by emailing [email protected]

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