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XFL Signs Deal With Genius Sports To Prevent Improper Betting

Oliver Luck St Louis

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.

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