NBA in deal to provide official data to sport bet operators

This Oct 25, 2018 photo shows the odds board at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. Photo: AP/ Wayne Parry
This Oct 25, 2018 photo shows the odds board at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.

November 28, 2018 08:38 AM

The National Basketball Association has reached a deal to provide official league data to licensed sports betting providers.

In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the NBA is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S.

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