The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a data sharing agreement with the Slovak Football Association.
The deal aims to protect Slovakian football from match-fixing threats.
Slovakia’s football governing body is one of the largest organizations in the country, with over 400,000 members.
Both parties will facilitate information sharing as part of the agreement.
It comes after the MGA earlier this year strengthened its sports integrity network through a number of data-sharing partnerships with several national and international sports organizations.
The list includes the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) and the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA).
“The agreement with the Slovak Football Association adds to an ever-growing list of data sharing agreements with international partners in the world of sport,” said Antonio Zerafa, MGA Sports Integrity Manager .
“We are proud that through such agreements we are positioning ourselves as a significant contributor to match-fixing investigations around the world, and we hope that we can now provide the same level of assistance to the Slovak Federation as well. “
Jakub Cavoj, Integrity Officer of the Slovak Football Association, added: “I hope this agreement will be very useful for both sides and help us achieve a common goal: to protect the integrity of sports competitions.
“For the Slovak FA and police investigations, this exchange of information could be important in gathering evidence, as many popular betting companies in Slovakia have a gambling license in Malta.
“Sharing best practices and exchanging information is essential in the fight against match-fixing. “