Genius Sports has agreed to expand its integrity partnership with the German Football Association (DFB).

Under the deal, Genius Sports will continue to work with the DFB to combat threats of match-fixing and betting-related corruption.

This will include providing the DFB with its Bet Monitoring System, analysing global odds movements from over 7,500 games a year. The DFB will also continue to receive monitoring and analysis across all levels of German football.

Genius Sports will also use its Intelligence platform, provided in partnership with Clue, to strengthen protection against betting-related corruption.

The platform will offer the DFB a centralised vault of integrity reports, which Genius Sports said would support investigations and the analysis and identification of potential risk areas.

Protecting integrity

“To protect competition integrity in football, it is important for us to work with professional service providers,” DFB integrity officer Eva Immerheiser said.

“In the continuation of the cooperation with Genius as well as the intelligence upgrade with Clue, we see the opportunity to detect possible illicit patterns faster and to be able to intervene at an early stage. We look forward to working with Genius on a new level.”

Genius Sports’ director of rights enforcement and integrity, Simon Martyn, added: “Protecting our contract partners and world sport from match-fixing and betting-related corruption requires constant vigilance and product enhancements.

“By expanding our cooperation with the DFB, we will provide rich intelligence, analysis and visibility to help protect one of the largest and most prestigious football associations in the world.”

Genius Sports provides similar integrity services to a number of football associations and organisations around the world.

Last month, Genius Sports entered a long-term data, streaming and integrity partnership with the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA). Genius Sports now provides its data insights and technology to the CTFA with the aim of bolstering fan experiences.

Genius Sports said it would also help the CTFA to commercialise its sports data and promote their streaming content.

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