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Malta placed on FATF rogue list following litany of AML discrepancies

Malta has been placed on a greylist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global AML and anti terrorist financing unit of the G7.  The EU member state has previously faced international criticism regarding issues such as the Panama Papers scandal, which saw Maltese government figures implicated in establishing offshore companies encountered little legal action, as well as …

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Malta faces EU sports betting veto withdrawal

Malta may have to withdraw its EU sports betting veto in order to pass the Financial Action Task Force’s Moneyval test, conducted due to concerns that the jurisdiction is a financially unsafe area, safeguarding the interests of Europe’s financial and business communities.  The FATF’s decision, based on a report by Moneyval – which serves as the Council of Europe’s anti-money …

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IBIA enhances reach with integration of Gaming1

The International Betting Integrity Agency (IBIA) has enhanced its global reach and presence via the addition of Gaming1, a prominent Belgian gaming operator. Part of the Argent Group, Gaming1 maintains a large portfolio focusing on the European and American markets, including both retail and online sports betting brands such as Circus and Zamba. Gaming1’s brands will feed into the IBIA’s …

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Sportradar strikes integrity agreement with NOC*NSF

Sportradar Integrity Services has added the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) to its extensive portfolio of sports authority clients. The new partnership will see Sportradar utilise its expertise gained from over 15 years of monitoring global betting markets for irregularities to assist with safeguarding the integrity of over 1500 football, basketball and darts events in the Netherlands over the …

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GLMS releases 2020 Annual Monitoring and Intelligence Report

Lottery integrity body Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has released its 2020 Annual Monitoring and Intelligence Report, which outlines the organisation’s main highlights, key facts and figures for the year. The GLMS has experienced significant growth in 2020, in particular its executive committee and team has expanded in addition to its schedule of digital events. The report contains interviews with …

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IBIA boosts platform ranks as Kambi joins integrity body

Sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi has strengthened its commitment to integrity after becoming the latest to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Under the terms of its membership, Kambi will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in order to strengthen betting integrity. The …

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Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Bet on Alfa has become the latest sports betting operator to join the recently-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), joining the likes of Virgin Bet and the Bethard Group. Under the terms of its membership, Bet on Alfa will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in …

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Denmark urges further EU collaboration on Macolin Convention

The Danish contingent of the Council of Europe has called for European Union (EU) member states to further address matters pertaining to the fight against corruption and sports integrity. It comes as a bid to ensure that the EU is fully participating in the Macolin convention, which aims to establish a cross-border legal framework to combat match-fixing. The Danish delegation …

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EU member states ratify Macolin Convention for 1 September 2019

The Council of Europe (CoE) has this afternoon confirmed that the mandate of the ‘Macolin Convention’ on the manipulation of sports will be enforced from 1 September 2019. Established in 2014, the Macolin Convention seeks to develop an EU member-wide cooperative framework to eliminate all-levels of sports corruption/manipulation, through information sharing and data exchange. Furthermore, the Macolin Convention seeks to …

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