Malta Gaming Authority signs MoU with esports body

4 July 2017

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has agreed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).

Under the agreement, the two parties will work together to combat manipulation of professional esports events and competitions.

The MGA and licensed operators in Malta will provide information on suspicious betting patterns to help the ESIC with its own investigations into such activities and insider betting connected to esports.

“Keeping abuse and crime out of sports betting is high on our agenda and the MGA will always be at the forefront to collaborate in such matters both locally and internationally,” MGA chairman Joseph Cuschieri said.

Ian Smith, integrity commissioner at the ESIC, added: “The MGA is a very highly-respected regulator of sports betting and it has been a pleasure developing this information-sharing mechanism with them.

“Adding the experience and vital information of our other partners in the information exchange to the authority’s intelligence database and vice versa will undoubtedly strengthen all our efforts considerably.”

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