The MGA and Slovak Football Association agree to a data sharing agreement in a bid to protect the integrity of Slovakian football
According to a statement by the MGA, the agreement between the two parties will see the MGA share data with the Slovak Football Association, one of the largest organisations in Slovakia with more than 400,000 members.
This agreement is part of a fast-growing list of data-sharing agreements within the sporting world. The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa (pictured) expressed:
“The agreement with the Slovak Football Association joins a continuously growing list of data-sharing agreements with international partners from the sporting world. We are proud that through such agreements we are placing ourselves as an important contributor to match-fixing investigations across the globe, and we hope that we can now provide the same level of assistance to the Slovak FA also.”
Furthermore, this agreement will hopefully look to achieve one common goal in protecting the integrity of sport competitions. The Integrity Officer of the Slovak Football Association, Jakub Cavoj, stated:
“I hope that this agreement will be very useful for both sides and help us achieve a common goal – protecting the integrity of sport competitions. For the Slovak FA and police investigations this exchange of information could be important in collecting evidence because many betting companies popular in Slovakia have a Malta gambling license. Sharing best practice and exchange of information is key in the fight against match-fixing.”
This agreement will protect the integrity of Slovakian football while also making sure sports betting laws are followed.
Source – MGA website