Genius signs integrity deal with Indonesian FA
Genius Sports and the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) have expanded a partnership in an effort to clamp down on match-fixing.
The two parties signed an initial deal last month, with a focus on Genius driving digital transformation across PSSI competitions.
However, the enhanced partnership will enable Genius to provide the PSSI with a number of integrity services such as monitoring technology and educational workshops.
The Genius monitoring system compares real-time betting odds movement from markets worldwide, with proprietary predictive algorithms, helping identify any potentially suspicious activity.
Meanwhile, the workshops will inform players, coaches and officials of the rules, regulations and potential consequences associated with match-fixing in football.
“Protecting the integrity of competitions is vitally important to the success and national development of the PSSI,” PSSO deputy secretary general Marsal Irwan Masita said.
“We recognised Genius Sports’ true expertise in this field and look forward to working alongside them to ensure our games remain transparent, honest and protected.
Ben Paterson, integrity operations director at Genius, added: “Proactively combating the threats of match-fixing and competition manipulation, demands that all sports constantly look to update and improve their existing measures and systems.
“The PSSI is demonstrating a commendable commitment to their integrity and we look forward to using our years of expertise to safeguard their competitions.”
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