- Legal States
Silvia Pavlof January 25, 2023 3 min read
PGA Tour Teams Up with US Integrity to Boost Integrity Program
The PGA Tour is improving its integrity program through a new partnership with US Integrity and by extending its current collaboration with Genius Sports
The new collaborations will improve its monitoring abilities and help the PGA Tour have access to top-notch betting monitoring services until 2024.
US Integrity Will Ensure the Integrity of PGA Tour Competitions Worldwide
The PGA Tour Integrity Program, which was implemented on January 1, 2018, aims to maintain the integrity of the game and ensure fair play across all aspects of the premium golf tournaments managed by the PGA Tour.
This program encompasses a wide range of individuals and entities, including the players, their support teams and caddies, all tournament staff, volunteers, and officials, as well as all PGA Tour employees, and the PGA Tour Policy Board.
PGA Tour vice president of gaming Scott Warfield expressed his excitement about expanding this program through the new partnership with US Integrity:
We are excited to partner with US Integrity, as we look to continue ensuring the integrity of the PGA Tour. US Integrity along with Genius Sports’ commitment to protecting our sport, as well as their proactive approach, will play a pivotal role in assisting our operations with monitoring sports betting across our Tours.Gaming Scott Warfield, VP Gaming, PGA Tour
The PGA TOUR has enlisted the help of US Integrity to ensure the fairness and integrity of its golf competitions worldwide. US Integrity will use its proprietary technology to proactively identify any irregular patterns in contests, officiating, and wagering.
The CEO of US Integrity, Matthew Holt, said that the company is excited to partner with the premier golf tour and that they are dedicated to providing the best-in-class insights and compliance solutions. He also mentioned that this partnership will aid in maintaining the integrity of sports betting and enhance the company’s anomaly detection tools.
Continued Collaboration with Genius Sports
The PGA TOUR is taking a proactive approach to maintaining the integrity of its competitions by expanding its partnership with Genius Sports to continue to provide educational programs for players, caddies, and officials.
These workshops aim to enhance the Tour’s regulations and raise awareness of the risks regarding corruption related to betting activities. Additionally, all PGA Tour players around the world will have access to custom-made e-learning modules in various languages.
The Head of Integrity Partnerships at Genius Sports, Stephen Thurley, stated that as the sports betting market develops, it is crucial for sports organizations to safeguard the integrity of their competitions. He also said that this partnership allows the PGA Tour to benefit from Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring technology and Education services, as well as utilizing “Genius Intelligence,” their advanced fraud detection management system.
In addition to the new collaborations, The PGA Tour holds a platinum membership with the National Council on Problem Gambling and is also partnering with the American Gaming Association in their Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly program.