NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM), the world's largest and most respected sports integrity company whose partners include the English Premier League, Euroleague Basketball and the Football Association, today announced a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), the first for the company in North America. SportIM will work with MLB on a variety of initiatives to ensure that the integrity of MLB events remain beyond reproach in a fast-changing online global landscape.
With its cutting-edge technology based system, SportIM will monitor vast amounts of sports and wagering related data and statistics on behalf of MLB and report trends in real time. This new expanded monitoring program will help keep baseball at the forefront of security innovation as the global interest in baseball grows and fans in the United States and beyond move online to follow the action.
The new integrity partnership is an extension of MLB's tough anti-corruption policy and its wide-ranging initiatives already in place. These proactive steps help to ensure that fans are always treated to a fair and transparent game, players have the utmost belief in having a winning mind-set, and league representatives are equipped with information and tools to maintain a clean, honest and exhilarating sport.
Dan Halem, Chief Legal Officer of MLB, said: "Major League Baseball is pleased to work with Sport Integrity Monitor in this vital area, as this partnership will be an essential part of our initiatives to protect the game's integrity. We look forward to making use of SportIM's expertise and market-leading monitoring solutions in order to ensure that we have accurate and timely intelligence."
Mark Locke, CEO at SportIM, said: "We are proud to be able to begin the expansion of our business in North America and look forward to a long relationship with MLB. It is reassuring to know that forward thinking organisations such as MLB are actively taking steps on how to best safeguard their competitions and implement effective measures in this environment to prevent any issues."
Through its cutting-edge software capability, SportIM has an unmatched global view of regulated and unregulated wagering markets across international territories. Everyday, it monitors millions of live and pre-match odds across multiple sports with tailored software for each individual sport and events.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Now led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport's larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball's business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America's National Pastime and a truly global game.
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About Sport Integrity Monitor
Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) provides integrity solutions to sports governing bodies and rights holders including the English Premier League, The Football Association, Euroleague Basketball and Major League Baseball. SportIM provide consultancy, risk assessments, education workshops and betting market monitoring that allows sports bodies to understand and manage any betting integrity concerns. SportIM has developed a complex and sophisticated system to monitor betting markets and identify possible manipulated sports events. SportIM has an unmatched global view of regulated and unregulated wagering markets across international territories. It currently monitors over 110,000 events per year across 20 different sports.
For more information, visit http://www.sportim.com
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