Basketball New South Wales, in conjunction Basketball Australia with seven state and territory basketball association partners, has entered into an official data and integrity partnership with Genius Sports.
The partnership will cover the Women’s National Basketball League, South East Australian Basketball League as well as the top-level league in each state in Australia.
Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will work in unison to combat the dual threats of match-fixing and betting-related corruption.
Genius Sports will provide its 24/7 bet monitoring system which is relied upon by the some of the world’s largest sports leagues and federations to monitor and evaluate real-time betting patterns from betting markets worldwide to detect any potentially suspicious activity.
By forming this official data and integrity partnership, Basketball Australia will be granted an unprecedented level of visibility and control over the supply and use of its official data.
The use of an official feed will also deter “courtsiders” from collecting unofficial data within the stadium which can then be distributed without the sport having any visibility or control over the subsequent use.
The official launch of the system will be released later on this year, with current testing and final adjustments currently being made to suit the structure and competition fixtures which Basketball New South Wales withhold.