British Basketball League signs integrity partnership with SportIM

bblSport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) has formed a betting integrity partnership with the British Basketball League (BBL).

SportIM will  now observe and analyse the worldwide betting markets on British Basketball League events and work directly with the league to prevent any issues.

British Basketball League will be able to take advantage of SportIM’s market-leading basketball monitoring system, which tracks over 35,000 basketballevents each year with high quality data and statistics direct from the arenas and betting data from across the global market. Sophisticated basketballalgorithms will be used to identify irregularities in odds across worldwide betting markets and reports based on real time data will be issued to the league.

Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer at the British Basketball League, said: ‘‘Our partnership with Sport Integrity Monitor will help us to ensure we continue to protect our players, fans and stakeholders from the threat of match fixing. Thankfully we have not encountered issues of this kind before but it is our belief that proactive and preventative measures are essential to maintain this record. Working with the industry leader in integrity monitoring preserves the transparency of our matches and reiterates our zero tolerance approach to corruption.’’

Mark Locke, Chief Executive Officer of Sport Integrity Monitor, said: ‘‘We are delighted to announce our integrity partnership with the British BasketballLeague. They are the UK’s premier professional basketball league with a reputation built on transparency and providing strong role models to local communities. Through deploying our specialist solutions, Sports Integrity Monitor will support the British Basketball League to prevent corruption in their competitions and allow us to play a vital role in ensuring that the integrity of UK basketball is upheld.”

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