Genius Sports Limited is a new partner of the German Football Association (DFB) for monitoring the international sports betting markets in the field of football. After a transparent bid comparison process, the DFB signed a contract dated 2021 with the sports data and technology company based in London.
As of the 2019/2020 season, Genius will be watching more than 7,500 games in all DFB-relevant competitions regarding betting movements and player activity in the international sports betting markets. The order includes the matches of the national team, women’s national team, U-21 national team, the Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 and 3.Liga, the relegation matches to the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 and the games in the DFB Cup, in the A-Junior Bundesliga, all Regionalliga and Oberliga divisions, but also the test matches of the teams from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 at home and abroad.
Genius has been working with leading sports organizations worldwide for more than 15 years to maintain the integrity of the competition – including English FA, the Premier League, the PGA Tour in the Gulf, and the BBL Basketball Bundesliga. To this end, the company has developed integrity programs that are internationally recognized and that protect competitions, participants and other stakeholders from gambling corruption and match fixing.
DFB Integrity Officer Hendrik Große Lefert said, “It is important for us to protect the integrity of football in the best possible way, and we need trustworthy and professional partners as in previous years. With Genius as a new service provider, we are also focusing on new impetus in the area of prevention for betting and match-fixing.”
Steven Burton, Managing Director of Genius Sports, said, “The decision to protect the integrity and future of the German Football Association as best as possible is a great challenge for Genius Sports and a sign of the quality of our services: our monitoring technology, our know-how in the analysis of real-time bets and our global news network will be fully available to the DFB.”