Sports Integrity Unit

MGA Commends and Supports Police Efforts

On 13 January 2021, the Court of Magistrates presided by Magistrate Dr C. Galea handed a two-year jail term suspended for four years and a €50,000 fine to a man who pled guilty to, amongst other charges, being involved in the manipulation of a sporting event and the illicit taking of bets. The Malta Gaming […]

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The MGA signs data sharing agreement with Slovak Football Association

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the Slovak Football Association. The Slovak Football Association is the governing body of football in Slovakia and is one of the largest organisations in Slovakia with more than 400,000 members. The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa stated, “The agreement with the Slovak […]

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The MGA Launches Online Platform for Suspicious Betting Reporting

Following the Authority’s publication entitled Consultation Feedback & Guidance Paper in relation to Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Matters, one of the obligations for a B2C Malta-licensed operator which offers betting on sporting events is to report suspicious betting via a specific portal to the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Although the above mechanism […]

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MGA publishes Consultation Feedback & Guidance Paper in relation to Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Matters

During May 2020, the MGA published a consultation paper in order to gather feedback on the proposed bringing into force of the Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements together with other measures which the Authority intends to implement in support of its commitment to safeguard the integrity of sports and sports betting. This consultation was open for […]

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The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Gaming Industry in Malta

In April 2020, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), conducted a survey among its licensed online operators to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the gaming sector through its Information & Research unit. The survey covered a number of different areas, including impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Gaming Revenue (GR) or revenue, operating costs and […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority

A data-sharing agreement has just been signed between the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), the regulatory authority for the sport of darts, worldwide. The DRA is responsible for writing and overseeing the regulations in relation to darts within both the professional and amateur ranks. The DRA’s Chairman, Nigel Mawer QPM, […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA). The WPBSA is the regulatory authority for both Billiards and Snooker worldwide. It is responsible for the global development of both sports, and for the governance and integrity related to the sports. In addition WPBSA […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Swedish Football Association

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF). The SvFF is the governing body for football in Sweden. 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 […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data Sharing Agreement with the International Cricket Council

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC is the international governing body of cricket and is made up of over 100 national governing bodies from around the world. The ICC governs and administrates the sport, stages ICC global events, oversees playing regulations and […]

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MGA Notice on COVID-19 and Sports Integrity

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disruptive impact on sports worldwide, and by correlation, the betting sector is facing unprecedented challenges. The Malta Gaming Authority understands that it is far from being business as usual for operators in this sector and is thus increasing industry outreach as means to set regulatory expectations in these turbulent […]

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