Genius Sports said it will use the new system to help anticipate and detect global trends in betting-related corruption, support investigations and provide increased visibility to sports organisations worldwide.
It added that UK-based Clue’s proprietary intelligence platform will heighten efficiency and interoperability between Genius Sports’ teams based across four continents. Clue provides software solutions to private enterprises, police, government, and sporting organisations such as the International Tennis Integrity Agency and International Cricket Council.
“This partnership with Clue is an exciting next step in our continued investment in our sports integrity offering,” said Simon Martyn, director of rights enforcement & integrity at Genius Sports, which is the integrity partner to over 150 leagues and federations around the world. “Their leading software gives us the edge in tackling the clear and present danger of match-fixing by delivering intelligence and investigative capabilities that can help prevent, detect and disrupt betting-related corruption.”
Clue’s system will provide a centralised digital vault that will house Genius Sports’ entire library of integrity risk assessment reports. The group’s team of expert analysts will be able to access and analyse reports, cross-referenced by a detailed red, amber, or green risk assessment, graded on the potential level of integrity risk. Through Clue’s software, each report will be indexed against relevant news articles and blogs, match footage and analysis to provide an enhanced level of integrity intelligence.
The new system will produce customised reports and dashboards, segregated by individual players, teams, match officials, competitions, and regions across multiple sports.
“From match manipulation to safeguarding and hate crime to anti-doping investigations, Clue has an inherent ability to provide a trusted solution in sports integrity,” said Phil Suddick, head of sport at Clue. “The partnership with Genius Sports is an amazing and unprecedented opportunity to provide protection and intelligence to over 150 sporting leagues and federations.
“Genius Sports and Clue have taken this golden opportunity to deter, disrupt and detect those criminals who seek to manipulate sporting events.”