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Badminton World Federation selects Genius Sports to strengthen integrity strategy

By January 23, 2018 No Comments

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has formed a long-term integrity partnership with Genius Sports, the global leader in sports technology, to protect its competitions against the threat of match-fixing.

The agreement will see Genius Sports provide the world governing body with its state-of-the-art bet-monitoring system, which compares real-time odds movements from global betting markets with bespoke algorithmic models and intelligence from hundreds of betting operators, to identify and flag irregular activity in real-time.

This technology, combined with Genius Sports’ team of expert integrity analysts, will monitor all major badminton competitions, including the TOTAL BWF World Championships, TOTAL Sudirman Cup, TOTAL Thomas & Uber Cup Finals, the HSBC BWF World Tour and the BWF Tour Super 100.

Genius Sports is the trusted integrity partner to some of the largest leagues and federations in world sport, including Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour and the English Premier League.

Poul-Erik Høyer, President of the Badminton World Federation, said: “The integrity of our sport is of utmost importance to BWF and we are pleased to join forces with Genius Sports to strengthen our campaign to keep badminton clean. Genius Sports has gained a sterling reputation in providing world-class, bet-monitoring services and we welcome their expertise. This partnership will help to protect our tournaments from match-fixing and betting-related corruption.”

Ben Paterson, Integrity Operations Director at Genius Sports, said: “Effectively combatting match-fixing demands that sports are proactive. The Badminton World Federation has shown an exemplary commitment to prioritising the integrity of its competitions and we are delighted to have formed this long-term partnership, using our market-leading technology to provide round-the-clock protection.”