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NHL Hires Gambling Watchdog Ahead of Vegas Move

  • League already has data distribution contract with Sportradar
  • Deal comes amid call for legalized betting on U.S. sports
The New Jersey Devils defend the net against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on Dec. 29, 2015 in Newark, N.J.

The New Jersey Devils defend the net against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on Dec. 29, 2015 in Newark, N.J.

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As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of cheating in the sport.

Financial terms of the contract with sports data company Sportradar AG weren’t disclosed.