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 is also responsible for providing professional player support, as well as the development of coaches.
Nigel Mawer QPM, WPBSA’s Vice Chairman stated that “This is an important step forward in the battle against match-fixing and betting issues in snooker. I am really pleased to have the support of the MGA, and the MGA’s Sports Integrity team in combating corruption in sport.”
The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa stated that “In these unprecedented times there has been a shift in focus from team sports to more individual sports. Hence, this period proved to be a perfect example of how stakeholders of sports and sports betting integrity need to widen their horizons in terms of collaboration. Our recent data-sharing agreement with the WPBSA places us in a position to be able to also assist individual sports in their fight against corruption.”