he Malta Gaming Authority published on Friday its Consultation Feedback & Guidance Paper in relation to Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Matters.
During May 2020, the MGA published a consultation paper in order to gather feedback on the proposed bringing into force of the Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements together with other measures that the Authority intends to implement in support of its commitment to safeguard the integrity of sports and sports betting.
This consultation was open for a period of 7 weeks (ending on 15 July 2020), wherein industry participants and all other interested parties were invited to send their responses to the consultation paper and any other related matters. By the end of this consultation period, the MGA received a number of replies from betting operators, representative institutes, and international bodies.
The MGA is publishing the feedback received in order to provide a summary of the responses, together with the respective MGA feedback (click here). Consequently, in conjunction with this publication, the Sports Integrity Unit is also publishing an updated version of the Consultation Paper on Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Matters (click here), which will now act as a Guidance Paper to all MGA licensees on all matters relating to sports betting integrity and the MGA.
With reference to the subjects highlighted by the MGA in the consultation paper, the general feedback from the respondents was highly positive. None of the ten respondents who provided feedback showed any objection to the proposed bringing into force of the Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements directive. However, various points of concern and respective recommendations were raised by the respondents.
See the full paper here.