Genius Sports Group has become the official betting partner of Major League Rugby, which includes clubs from the US and Canada. This deal became known before the opening of the new VLR season on March 20. Genius Sports Group has acquired the exclusive right to collect, process and distribute official league data worldwide. Betting partners of Genius Sports Group will be able to broadcast VLR matches that did not fall into the grid of other league partners – CBS Sports Network, FS1 and FS2 channels. Major League Rugby officials explained that due to the interest in betting on games, VLRs must actively protect the “integrity and transparency” of league events, and Genius Sports Group will be able to manage VLR information and provide it to its partners. The company has agreed to keep the league safe from betting-related corruption and provide the league with a program to protect match integrity, Major League Rugby said. The Genius Sports Group confirmed its readiness to justify the hopes of the WBR and promised to attract a new audience to the games of the WBR. The first season of Major League Rugby opened in 2018 with seven teams. Genius Sports Group is an information, technology and commercial company. Manages the global sports, betting and media ecosystem. Its developments are used in 150 countries of the world. Recall that the casino management company LeoVegas signed a partnership agreement with the Italian FC Roma for 2021-2022. Earlier it became known that the operator of the national lottery in the UK – Camelot – will support the Olympic and Paralympic teams during the preparation and participation in the Tokyo Olympics. As reported, the former player of the National Basketball Association Kenny Smith decided to cooperate with the bookmaker FanDuel.