The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The TIU is the anti-corruption body comprising all professional tennis around the globe. It is responsible for administering the sport’s zero-acceptance policy on betting-related corruption. Whilst collaboration between the two entities has been in place for several years, this agreement paves way into further strengthening the relationship between the two and hence enhancing prevention and investigation processes surrounding match-fixing and manipulation of sporting events.
The MGA’s Sports Integrity Officer, Antonio Zerafa stated that, “The MGA has long held an excellent relationship with the TIU, but this agreement will allow the MGA & the TIU to formalise a structure to share data and information in compliance with the law, for the purposes of detecting, preventing and investigating the manipulation of sports competitions.”