The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has joined with the Slovak Football Association as part of a new data-sharing agreement, which will allow the two parties to facilitate the sharing of information, in fulfilment of the requirements of the law.
One of the country’s largest organisations in the country, the governing body of football in Slovakia has made a commitment to safeguarding the sport from threats of match-fixing.
Antonio Zerafa, the MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, explained: “The agreement with the Slovak Football Association joins a continuously growing list of data-sharing agreements with international partners from the sporting world.”
“We are proud that through such agreements we are placing ourselves as an important contributor to match-fixing investigations across the globe, and we hope that we can now provide the same level of assistance to the Slovak FA also.”
Earlier this year, the MGA penned deals with World Snooker and Swedish Football Federation (SvFF), building on its existing sport portfolio, which already includes the Malta Soccer Association, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the International Cricket Council and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“I hope that this agreement will be very useful for both sides and help us achieve a common goal – protecting the integrity of sport competitions,” remarked Jakub Čavoj, Integrity Officer of the Slovak Football Association.
“For the Slovak FA and police investigations this exchange of information could be important in collecting evidence because many betting companies popular in Slovakia have a Malta gambling license. Sharing best practice and exchange of information is key in the fight against match-fixing.”