Sport Integrity Monitor announce integrity partnership with Euroleague Basketball
Euroleague Basketball has strengthened its commitment to maintain the transparency of its competitions after agreeing to a new long-term integrity partnership with Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM).
UNITED KINGDOM, London - 28 September 2015, Euroleague Basketball strengthens its commitment to maintain the transparency of its competitions after agreeing to a new long-term integrity partnership with Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM).
Through a combination of educational workshops and comprehensive monitoring of global betting markets, SportIM will assist Euroleague Basketball in preventing match fixing and spot fixing in all Euroleague, Eurocup and Euroleague Basketball U18 Tournament games from the 2015-16 season onwards.
The partnership is an integral part of Euroleague Basketball’s continued commitment to ensuring participants, fans, rights holders and sponsors can trust that the competitive integrity of its events remain beyond reproach.
As part of the deal, Euroleague Basketball will benefit from access to SportIM’s state-of-the-art basketball monitoring system and experienced team of integrity analysts and education specialists.
The SportIM basketball monitoring system is the first of its kind in the sport and is uniquely placed to monitor the integrity of global basketball betting markets. The SportIM system has exclusive access to live game data from over 35,000 basketball events per year, more than a decade’s worth of historic basketball data and live and historic odds from the global betting market. It processes and monitors these datasets and its sophisticated algorithms identify anomalies in real time.
Eduard J. Scott, COO of Euroleague Basketball, said: “For the past 15 years Euroleague Basketball has organised thousands of games. Thanks to reaching agreements with innovative organisations such as Sport Integrity Monitor, we are able to use their expertise and state-of-the-art technology in order to help protect the integrity of our sport. We look forward to the two-fold approach, utilising SportIM’s pioneering basketball monitoring system as well as co-organising educational workshops for all of the relevant participants and stakeholders in our competitions. We are confident that this relationship will minimise the threat of match and spot fixing whilst ensuring that all Euroleague Basketball games can withstand the strictest scrutiny.”
Mark Locke, CEO of Sport Integrity Monitor, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Euroleague Basketball. They owe their great success to the competitiveness and integrity of its competitions. Fans know that when they come to watch a game the contest is fair and this makes for a compelling sporting spectacle.
“We are pleased that Euroleague Basketball has taken a proactive approach to managing integrity and are implementing measures to prevent match fixing and corruption. Sadly, many sports governing bodies act reactively once issues occur and the damage is often done at this point. We have made significant investment in our unique basketball integrity system and we are excited to launch it in partnership with an organisation as committed to sports integrity as Euroleague Basketball.”
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About Euroleague Basketball
A global leader in sports management, Euroleague Basketball develops and organizes elite competitions, sporting events, corporate social responsibility programs and educational initiatives. Founded in 2000 under a breakthrough private organizational model for European professional team sports, Euroleague Basketball manages the continent's two premier men's basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, as well the sport's premier under-18 showcase, the adidas NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT. Both the men's and junior European champions are crowned each spring at world basketball’s signature weekend event, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
For aspirants to careers in sports management, the Euroleague Basketball Institute offers the expertise of industry leaders through seminars, clinics, summits and a certified master's degree program. Most recently, Euroleague Basketball launched the ground-breaking corporate social responsibility program One Team, which unites 32 of its own clubs and world-renowned partners to support at-risk communities in 14 countries through grass-roots activities that have reached more than 10,000 participants to date. Find more details about Euroleague Basketball at www.euroleague.net. Follow Euroleague on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheEuroleague) and on Twitter (@Euroleague). You can watch all the live action at www.euroleague.tv
For more information, visit euroleague.net
About Sport Integrity Monitor Ltd.
Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) provides integrity solutions to sports governing bodies and rights holders. SportIM provide consultancy, risk assessments, education workshops and betting market monitoring that allows sports bodies to understand and manage any betting integrity concerns. SportIM has developed a complex and sophisticated system to monitor betting markets and identify possible manipulated sports events. SportIM has an unmatched global view of regulated and unregulated wagering markets across international territories. It currently monitors over 110,000 events per year across 20 different sports.
For more information, visit www.sportim.com
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