The Malta Gaming Authority has signed a data-sharing agreement with the Swedish Football Association to help combat match fixing.
Malta- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a data-sharing agreement with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).
The agreement will see the MGA and the SvFF share data in an attempt to reduce match-fixing and other forms of manipulation in Swedish football.
The SvFF is the governing body for football in Sweden and oversees all national club competitions, including the top-flight Allsvenskan men’s football league and Damallsvenskan women’s league.
The data-sharing agreement is the latest in a series of high-profile agreements signed by the MGA in the past months, including 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, said: “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.”