Betgenius parent company Genius Sports has hired leading sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter as special counsel for sports integrity.

Carpenter is regarded as an expert on the issue of match-fixing and sporting integrity and will join the company later this month.

He has worked with a range of leading international, continental and national organisations such as FIFA, INTERPOL, the International Olympic Committee and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in his career to date. He has recently been named chair of the Esports Integrity Coalition, and joined the Badminton World Federation's external judicial experts group.

"I am thrilled with Kevin's appointment to such an important role in our business," Genius Sports managing director Steven Burton said.

"Protecting the integrity of sports is at the heart of what we do and this is only possible by providing our partners with true expertise. Kevin's track record and reputation throughout the industry spoke for itself."

In his new position he will work alongside sporting leagues and federations, helping to protect their competitions from manipulation and betting-related corruption.

Genius Sports currently works as an integrity partner to some of the world's leading sports governing bodies, providing them with bet monitoring technology, educational programmes, as well as consultancy services and expertise to support investigations.

Carpenter will support this by conducting audits and reviews to ensure the partners have the necessary regulations, processes and sanctions in place to tackle any integrity-related threats.

"I am delighted to be joining the Genius Sports team, helping to protect the integrity of sports across a number of key areas," Carpenter said.

"Genius Sports has rapidly established itself as a true leader in sports integrity, not only in the protection against match-fixing and betting-related corruption, but also in their commitment to forming official, long-term partnerships that enable sports to enhance their operational efficiency, better engage with fans and maximise their commercial potential."

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