- The XFL season will begin after the Super Bowl has concluded.
- Genius Sports will help XFL maintain the integrity of each game from improper sports betting.
- XFL went to the Nevada Gaming Commission to show them what the league is all about.
STAMFORD, Conn. – The XFL announced this week that they have entered a multi-year deal with Genius Sports.
What To Expect
Although the full details of the partnership are not available, there are some aspects of the deal that are available. The most important factor is that Genius Sports will work to keep the integrity of XFL games from improper sports wagering.
This includes a couple of different protections. One of the protections is monitoring legal sports betting markets before an XFL game takes place and at all times. If suspicious activity takes place, Genius Sports will take action and investigate what is going on.
Genius Sports will not only do that, but they will offer workshops as well. XFL players, game officials, and coaches will be included in workshops with Genius Sports to understand sports wagering. These workshops will likely help educate XFL partners about improper sports wagering practices. This way, members of the new league will not fall victim to possible bribes and other similar practices.
Preparing For Sports Betting
The XFL has shown that they are preparing for people to bet on XFL games. The league was showing off its rules and format to the Nevada Gaming Commission back in December. This makes it seem like the XFL wants people to wager on their games. But that does not mean the XFL is not aware of harmful gambling practices. That is why they have a partnership with Genius Sports.
“Sports betting is growing rapidly in the U.S. and we are gearing up to be a good citizen and thoughtful participant in the marketplace. Our alliance with Genius Sports is an important first step and foundational element,” said Jeffrey Pollack, President and COO of the XFL.
Genius Sports has partnered with other sports leagues to help keep the integrity of games. The company has worked with PGA Tour and the English Premier League. Genius Sports has a proven track record of protection against fixed games.
The XFL’s first kick-off will happen soon. Once the Super Bowl has concluded, the XFL will start its first season shortly afterward. The alternate football league’s season will last until late April.
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