Entering a data-sharing agreement, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) will collaborate with Sweden’s Football Association (SvFF) to combat match-fixing and maintain integrity standards.
The SvFF has agreed to share syndicated match data with the MGA, as the governing body seeks to enhance its integrity monitoring capacities in light of drastic marketplace changes following the re-regulation of the Swedish online gambling market.
A statement issued by the MGA said: “The objective of the SvFF is to make sure that football in Sweden always adheres to laws and regulations that govern all sporting events and entities within their remit.”
As part of the data agreement, the MGA will continue its core mandate of strengthening international stakeholder partnerships tackling sports corruption.
In the past year, the MGA has secured data sharing and cooperative arrangements with the Malta Football Association, the Tennis Integrity Unit, the International Cricket Council, and the International Olympic Committee.
The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa, added: “The Data-Sharing Agreement between the MGA and the SvFF allows for the relationship between the two entities to not be limited to discussions of best practices only, but to also allow for the transfer of data in relation to investigations of manipulation in sports competitions.”
“Undoubtedly, this further strengthens the MGA’s commitment to assisting Sports Governing Bodies in their fight against match-fixing.”