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, stated that “The DRA performs an important role in keeping darts safe from corruption and match-fixing. This new partnership with the MGA will go a long way towards helping the DRA protect the sport. It sends a clear message that the DRA has the worldwide ability to detect and prosecute players who breach the Betting Rules and damage the sport.”

The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa stated that “The COVID-19 pandemic altered the very foundations of sports betting. However, these unprecedented circumstances did not diminish our ambitions towards meeting and partnering with new sport governing bodies such as DRA. Through this agreement which the Authority has signed, we are very much looking forward to helping the DRA fulfil their obligation to investigate cases of sports betting-related corruption.”

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22052020 - Press Release - The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority