Sports integrity and data provider Genius Sports has been selected as the global integrity partner of Argentina’s top football league, Superliga Argentina.
Genius Sports’ Integrity Services will work with the professional football league to launch a comprehensive integrity and official data strategy to combat match-fixing and data piracy.
This will include a review of Superliga Argentina's integrity strategy and existing rules, bet monitoring technology and a series of educational workshops.
Superliga players, coaches and officials will be trained to identify, prevent and report any threats to the league’s integrity, with Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring System providing oversight of global wagering patterns.
Superliga will also launch a new rights enforcement initiative to identify both unauthorised scouts operating in-stadia and unofficial data feeds that have been scraped and reutilised.
“Ensuring the transparency of our games is a fundamental priority for Superliga,” said Superliga Argentina president Mariano Elizondo. “We aim to guarantee all our teams with the same rules for every game, which is the main requirement for providing our fans and sponsors with the spectacle that they expect.
“This agreement with a world leader like Genius Sports allows us to work together to combat any threat to the transparency of our games through the same tools used by the most prestigious leagues in world football.”
Genius Sports head of commercial partnerships for LATAM, Fernando Martinez, commented: “Argentinian football is at a critical stage of its growth with increased data quality and access to content driving major developments.
“This partnership with Superliga sets a precedent for leagues across LATAM to proactively safeguard the integrity and future of their competitions while controlling the collection, management and distribution of their real-time data.”