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NEWS 19 November 2018
PGA Tour links up with IMG Arena for data partnership
By Nathan Joyes

IMG Arena will be the official distributor of PGA Tour scoring data.

The deal is a multi-year agreement, which will see IMG Arena issue PGA Tour data to sports media companies, news services and other worldwide media organisations.

IMG Arena will also have the rights to distribute the official data to international sports betting and gaming markets.

The betting service will support PGA Tour’s Integrity Programme, which was put in place earlier this year to protect the company from sports betting related corruption.

IMG will be responsible for ensuring it is providing security, data protection and preventing any unauthorised use of information by outlets licensing PGA Tour data.

Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said: “This is a very important step for the PGA Tour in terms of engaging our fans, serving our players and enhancing our Integrity Programme. Creating a bigger, more diverse, more engaged fan base around the world is key to any league’s success, and sports betting is part of how we plan to do that.

“The PGA Tour is an undisputed leader in golf and we feel this long-term partnership will allow us to work hand in hand to grow the game and protect the sport via the launch of a truly innovative digital experience that captures the next generation of sports betting and entertainment.”

RELATED TAGS: Mergers & Acquisitions | Sports Betting
IN-DEPTH 10 December 2018
Tackling the issue of UK self-exclusion

Harrison Sayers asks three industry executives about self-exclusion in UK gambling. Jack Symons, founder of Gamban, tells us why he saw it necessary to create his own self-exclusion software. Tracy Damestani, Chief Executive, National Casino Forum, explains how SENSE has long looked after those looking to avoid land-based casinos. Fiona Palmer, CEO of GAMSTOP, gives an update into the effectiveness of the UK’s National Online Self Exclusion Scheme.