US ramps up betting education with partnership program

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US Integrity has announced an official partnership with Ohio University’s AECOM Center for Sports Administration and Cyanna Education Services to launch a three-part certification program that will begin in May 2020.

The new Sports Gambling Education curriculum, which will focus on preventing, identifying and reacting to sports-betting fraud, is available to anyone who is interested and is open for online registration now. Additional information will be given to those undertaking the curriculum once enrollment begins. 

Matt Holt, President & Founder of U.S. Integrity, stated: “At U.S. Integrity, our goal is to help ensure that every sporting competition is fair and transparent. This partnership with Ohio University and Cyanna allows us to begin training the next generation of coaches, athletes, administrators, regulators who will inform and influence the future of sports–and help create an environment free from sports-betting corruption.” 

Cyanna Education Services, a proven online education developer and provider, has been brought in to build and launch the online program which looks to aid in the maturation of the regulated sports wagering marketplace within the US. The service believes that education and awareness is imperative in ensuring the success of a regulated US market.  

Jim Kahler, Executive Director of the AECOM Center for Sports Administration, added: “We’re proud to be on the right side of history when it comes to sports-related betting. This program is going to help educate coaches, students, and administrators on how to prevent, identify, and react to instances of sports-betting fraud. The curriculum has been developed by a talented group of leaders in the industry, and we are excited to bring that knowledge and experience to the field.” 

The first course of the Sports Gambling Education program is set to begin later in the year, with all participants able to complete the curriculum in full online at their own pace. Moreover, upon completion and after passing a test to demonstrate knowledge of the material, those successful will also earn a certificate from Ohio University. 

U.S. Integrity offers a 24/7 monitoring service, providing the highest level of protection against betting-related fraud and corruption in the US. Its goal, which is to ensure that every sporting competition is fair and transparent, has seen the organization partner with some of the largest professional sports leagues in the country, as well as licensed sports-betting operators and regulators, to ensure sports betting integrity across the nation.