What’s covered in the Olympics-SportIM deal?
According to a press release on the deal,”all sports competitions covered by the IOC’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS), such as the events at the Olympic Games and also a range of competitions organised by International Federations are implied in the agreement.”
IBIS already allegedly worked with a large swath of sportsbooks and regulators, but the bargain with SportIM should provide the IOC even greater insight into sports betting markets.
IOC’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer P??querette Girard said this on the SportIM bargain:
“In 2013we found our Intelligence Betting Integrity System to collate alerts and information on game manipulation and, ever since, we have further optimised the mechanism. We’ve identified responsible organisations which can help our global effort to avoid corruption and are thrilled about our new venture with Genius Sports.
“They will provide added value by making accessible their specialist skills, knowledge and technical experience during the Olympic Games and other major sporting contests organised by the IFs.”
And Professional Sports CEO Mark Locke:
“We are pleased to associate with the IOC at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and beyond. The Olympic Games represent the pinnacle of world sport and are the best platform to showcase the values of excellence, friendship and esteem upon which game is built. We look forward to sharing our expertise and wisdom to aid the prevention of match manipulation in order to further protect the integrity of these extraordinary and major competitions.”
First Utilized in 2014 for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, IBIS found no betting irregularity at the time, according to the IOC.
Of course, gambling on the Winter Games is far out-paced by summer olympics gambling. Which has more high-profile sports.
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