MGA Issues Paper On Illegal/Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has released a consultation paper on the reporting criteria for irregular betting and other sport integrity initiatives.

Malta Gaming Authority announced the formation of a Sports Integrity Unit in August 2019. It is the intention of the Authority to implement a set of Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements, which will force B2C licensees offering betting on sporting events to inform the Authority of any suspicious betting instance.

The Authority is reaching out to stakeholders for input on the proposed processes for due consideration before such criteria come into force. By consolidating stakeholder viewpoints through public consultation, the Authority is best placed to enforce efficient and effective regulatory processes around suspicious betting in the sports betting market.

Moreover, the Authority is also interested in starting a dialogue with B2B licensees to understand what their commitment to sport integrity could look like in terms of detecting and sharing information with either B2C licensees, or the Authority itself.