Genius Sports takes over Scorebot System
Genius Sports has signed an agreement with Sportzcast Inc for the acquisition of the Scorebot system. Scorebot is a sports data collection system that connects to venue scoreboards all over North America in order to provide accurate and real-time data about matches and events as they happen.
As of now, the Scorebot system is used by more than 400 US colleges and 50 live sports streaming services. The system is also able to be customized to match 194 different scoreboard systems and is actually used by over 6000 sports venues worldwide.
Mark Locke, Genius Sports CEO and co-founder, said: “Acquiring Sportzcast expands Genius’ official data offering and relevance in the US and worldwide, making us even more compelling to sports leagues and federation partners.”
As sports betting continues to roll out across the US, systems like this will definitely prove to be extremely important in giving sportsbooks the chance to offer the most accurate information possible to their customers.
Live and in-play betting is gaining more and more popularity daily, and systems such as Scorebot are coming through to transmit this crucial data. Although in-play and collegiate betting are not rolling out across all US states with legal sports betting, opportunities are still coming forth for both players and affiliates in states where they are being regulated.
Sportzcast President Michael Connell stated: “Genius is the ideal partner to accelerate our innovation and supercharge Sportzcast’s global growth through its strong distribution network.”