Stats Perform adds integrity services to Aus basketball deal

13 July 2020

Stats Perform is to provide integrity services to Australia’s leading basketball competition in an expansion of their exclusive partnership.

Stats Perform has extended its betting data and streaming partnership with the National Basketball League (NBL), and will now also become an official integrity partner. The supplier’s integrity operations team will support the NBL in aiming to prevent match manipulation and betting fraud through monitoring and intelligence.

Alex Rice, Stats Perform chief rights officer, said: “Few global basketball leagues can rival the NBL’s atmosphere, quality and entertainment.

“We’re honoured to have been trusted to safely deliver high quality NBL betting experiences to their growing global audience for a number of years. In that time we’ve seen the competition and our partnership go from strength to strength, and we’re excited to continue working together to drive future growth.”

The announcement of the deal comes within days of new partnerships with Norsk Tipping, Cricket South Africa, US Soccer and DraftKings. Chicago-based Stats Perform also counts Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 and WTA Tennis among its clients.

“The NBL is almost unrecognisable from when we first started working with Stats Perform but whilst many things have changed our need for a trusted partner to safely manage and grow our betting rights distribution has stayed the same and we’re very pleased to renew our partnership,” NBL chief commercial officer Brad Joyner said of the deal.

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