The German Football Association (DFB) has strengthened its fight against match-fixing and betting-related corruption by launching a new integrity programme in collaboration with Genius Sports.
The new initiative will monitor over 7,500 games per year, offering increased visibility across global betting on all Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, German internationals, women’s and youth team fixtures.
Steven Burton, Managing Director at Genius Sports, said: “Being selected to safeguard the integrity and future of one of the largest football associations in the world is a huge honour for Genius Sports and is a testament to the quality of our services. Our monitoring technology, expertise in analysing real-time betting and global intelligence network will provide comprehensive protection for the DFB, ensuring their games remain transparent and unpredictable.”
The programme, which will analyse the movements of odds using predictive algorithms, will use the technology to highlight any suspicious betting activity in real-time.
Hendrik Große Lefert, DFB Integrity Officer, added: “We look forward to working with Genius Sports as our new integrity service provider and hope to gain new impetus in the field of preventing betting-related corruption.”
The integrity team within the DFB will reap the benefits from the reports produced by the programme, which is hoped to offer key information from third-party sources and bookmakers to support any integrity investigations.