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Genius partners Brazilian operator Betsul

Genius partners Brazilian operator Betsul

Genius agrees official data, trading and live streaming deal with Betsul to power Brazilian product.

As part of the deal, Genius Sports will provide Betsul with the operatons of the entire sportsbook operations, including a full suite of data-driven outsourced tools across its PreMatch, LiveTrading and Risk streaming solutions.

The partnership includes Genius’ Sports’ portfolio of Brazilian content, which live streams football, basketball, volleyball, futsal and beach volleyball competitions through official partnerships with the Brazilian Basketball League (LNB), Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) and the Liga Nacional de Futsal.

The company’s premium global partnerships will also give Betsul access to the English Premier League, Liga MX, the Argentine Primera Division and Dimayor.

“The Brazilian sports betting market is poised for explosive growth under a transparent and competitive regulatory system,” said Fernando Martinez, head of commercial in LaTam for Genius Sports.
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Swedish regulator pens integrity deal with Sportradar

Swedish regulator pens integrity deal with Sportradar

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has entered into a new partnership with the Sportradar Integrity Services arm of Sportradar.

Under the deal, Sportradar will monitor a range of sports and competitions in Sweden and flag any suspicions of match-fixing to Spelinspektionen.

The regulator will also have the opportunity to work with Sportradar on initiatives to assess the risk of manipulation in certain sports.

“Through the information we will receive via Sportradar, we increase our knowledge of match fixing that we can use in, among other things, our regulatory work,” Spelinspektionen investigator Daniel Frisö-Grön said.

“It also gives us opportunities to expand the exchange of information with sports and the police within the framework of our collaboration against match-fixing.”

Earlier this month, Sportradar published its annual integrity report, revealing that a record-breaking 903 suspicious matches had been flagged in 2021.

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Athletes Unlimited selects Sportradar to protect integrity

Athletes Unlimited selects Sportradar to protect integrity

Athletes Unlimited – which runs women’s professional basketball, volleyball, softball and lacrosse leagues in the US – has agreed a deal with Sportradar Integrity Services to provide services to detect and prevent manipulation of its competitions.

Athletes Unlimited chose Sportradar Integrity Services after “a competitive selection process”, allowing the data provider to use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor betting patterns and detect suspicious patterns.

In addition, Sportradar will provide education services, including webinars, about match-fixing to athletes within the leagues. It will also conduct an “integrity audit” of Athletes Unlimited’s leagues, which launched in March 2020, and will assist any investigations by Athletes Unlimited into integrity threats to its events.

“We are thrilled to partner with global industry leader Sportradar as we continue to expand our betting platform for our fans,” Nicole Pawlak, senior director of special projects for Athl..

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Genius expects positive EBITDA and $340m in revenue for 2022

Genius expects positive EBITDA and $340m in revenue for 2022

Data provider Genius Sports expects revenue to reach $340m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $15m in 2022.

The business announced a number of details about its future outlook in its 2022 investor day today (27 January).

Revenue is set to reach $340m for the year thanks in part to continued growth as 2022 goes on. While revenue for Q1 is projected to be $78m and for Q2 this total is just $68m, the total then rises to $85m in Q3 and $109m in Q4, a busy period that will include both the NFL season and football’s World Cup.

Betting technology, content and services will make up the majority of revenue, bringing in $216m. SPorts technology and services will bring in $49m while projected revenue from media technology and services is $75m.

Like revenue, earnings are also expected to grow as the year goes on. The business expects to be EBITDA negative by $5m in Q1, before recording a total of in $8m in Q2, $9m in Q3 and $3m in Q4.

In 2023, the out..

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IBIA receives 236 suspicious bet alerts in 2021 as football alerts hit record high

IBIA receives 236 suspicious bet alerts in 2021 as football alerts hit record high

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has received 236 suspicious betting alerts in 2021, with football reporting a record 66 alerts for the sport.

The overall number represents a 13% decrease on 2020’s figure, when 270 suspicious cases were flagged. The alerts spanned 13 sports across 49 countries.

69 alerts were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2021, following on from the 65 recorded in the third quarter.

Tennis produced the most alerts of any sport with 80, down from the 98 recorded in 2020. The 66 football alerts represented am 8% increase on the figure reported for 2020.

Table tennis added a further 40 alerts, with esports contributing 30, basketball seven and volleyball six. Ice hockey, beach volleyball, squash, horseracing, futsal, cricket and handball all added a single alert each.

IBIA alerts are flagged via member operators, who raise suspicious activity to the association involved and all other members. Should IBIA determine, following a review, tha..

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Stats Perform secures IBIA accreditation for second consecutive year

Stats Perform secures IBIA accreditation for second consecutive year

Sports data and AI technology provider Stats Perform has renewed its accreditation to the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) Data Standards.

Following an independent audit from the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), Stats Perform was able to renew its accreditation for the collection and distribution of sports event data for betting.

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Stats Perform became the first sports data supplier to receive the accreditation back in January 2021, after committing to the watchdog’s best practice standards in late 2020.

“Having been a consistent advocate for the highest standards of integrity and quality in sports data, Stats Perform was proud to become the first company to champion and receive the accreditation,” Stats Perform chief betting officer Andrew Ashenden commented.

“To successfully renew the accreditation is testament to the ongoing quality and integrity efforts of our sports data operations teams.”

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