NBA signs betting data deal with Genius Sports and Sportradar

News on 28 Nov 2018

The U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) has signed its first betting data deal with Sportradar and Genius Sports.

Beginning this NBA season, Sportradar and Genius Sports have gained the non-exclusive right to distribute official NBA betting data to licensed sports betting operators in the U.S.

Genius Sports and Sportradar said they will work closely with the NBA to ensure those who choose to bet on sports legally have access to official NBA betting data through licensed gaming operators in their respective states where gambling is legal.

This includes official betting data for all NBA and WNBA games, including the preseason, regular season and playoffs.

Along with official NBA betting data, each company is also authorised to distribute betting data products on a real-time basis.

“We are excited to continue working with the NBA on this multi-faceted partnership that now also covers the U.S.  We have invested in this partnership as it is not only a tremendous opportunity for us, but ultimately for the fans of the NBA,” Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer of Sportradar, commented. “With sports betting being so new to the United States, we will look to utilize our vast global experience in the space to implement innovative feeds and products to give fans and partners an amazing experience.”

“We are pleased that the NBA has chosen Genius Sports as an official data partner in the US.  We look forward to using NBA data to provide licensed US sports books with our suite of market leading in-game basketball betting products and services,” Mark Locke, Chief Executive Officer of Genius Sports said.  “We are world renowned for driving innovation in basketball sports betting and look forward to inspiring a more engaging betting experience for NBA fans.”

“Sportradar and Genius Sports are proven leaders in data distribution and will deliver unparalleled, real-time official NBA betting data,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver concluded.  “As the sports betting landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, these new partnerships will provide robust and reliable data to ensure the best possible gaming experience for our fans in the U.S.”

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