League Notes: PGA Tour Hires Genius Sports To Monitor Betting Activity
The PGA Tour said on Monday that it will implement a "more comprehensive gambling policy" from '18 to monitor global betting markets for any irregular activity. Betting by players on PGA Tour events is already prohibited but the new Integrity Program will "extend to virtually anyone related to tournaments." As part of the policy, the PGA Tour partnered with sports integrity services firm Genius Sports, which will track real-time betting activity and identify "potentially suspicious patterns" (REUTERS, 9/18).
The NBA "will work with the South Sumatra administration to give coaching workshops to improve the skills of local basketball coaches and physical education teachers in the region" on Sept. 29 as part of the NBA's int'l community development program known as Jr. NBA. The workshops will "cater to more than 2,000 teachers, coaches and youth in South Sumatra and will focus on technical knowledge, endurance training and conditioning" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 9/19).