Malta Gaming Authority Upholds Data Sharing Agreement with Badminton World Federation Integrity Unit

Malta Gaming Authority supports BWF Integrity Unit in data sharing deal

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced a data sharing partnership with the Integrity Research Unit of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

To demonstrate the World Badminton Federation’s commitment to a clean and fair sport, the agreement was recognized as a key element in badminton players’ control of suspicious bets.

Monitoring and investigation is highlighted as a vital part of the BWF’s work to combat match manipulation.

The division manages anti-doping and match-fixing programs and plans and implements initiatives to raise awareness, inform, educate and support the badminton community.

This initiative will be used to collect information on athletes, analyze match and competition details, and investigate possible match manipulation.

Last month, Stats Perform partnered with BWF to provide integrity services to improve the protection of the sport.

The agreement also enhances the ability of the BWF Integrity Department to investigate questionable bets on badminton matches and is part of an ongoing effort to prevent potential corruption.

Antonio Zerafa, head of MGA’s Financial Crime Unit, noted: «I am very pleased to see the Badminton World Federation added to the long list of Sports’ Governing Bodies whom the Authority already assists on a practical level, and we look forward to working with the BWF’s Integrity Unit on any issues that may arise».

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