malta fa integrity tour 2014
“Say NO to MATCH-FIXING”
In December 2013, Sportradar and Malta Football Association (MFA) announced the launch of a pioneering educational program which has tackled the issue of betting-related corruption in Maltese football. The ‘Say No to Match-Fixing’ integrity tour has been an innovative collaboration between the MFA, Sportradar and Betaland, bringing together three of the key stakeholders with regards to integrity in sport.
The ‘Say No to Match-Fixing’ tour educated players, referees and club officials about all relevant issues surrounding modern day match-fixing. Education, including an innovative e-learning tutorial, was the key focus of the program and encompassed aspects such as monitoring and detection systems used to identify manipulated matches and the consequences of engaging in corrupt activity.
The program was sponsored by Betaland, a bookmaker that has offices, and a sizeable customer base, in Malta. Through its involvement in this scheme, Betaland has taken the important step as a betting operator of assisting the fight against match-fixing in sport.
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Malta Football Association
Dec. 2013 – Feb 2014
All BOV Premier League clubs
All BOV First Division clubs
We are here today for two main reasons – the first, because we are aware of the threat that match fixing poses to the game of football, and secondly, because we are willing to do something about it. With the invaluable assistance of Sportradar and Betaland, the MFA will embark on an ‘integrity tour’ that we believe will be the blueprint of future ‘Say No to Match-Fixing’ campaigns designed to help safeguard our beloved game.
Norman Darmanin Demajo, MFA President
Betaland is proud to be part of this project along with the MFA and Sportradar. As an international bookmaker, we support this important fights against match-fixing because we truly believe in sport and we intend to protect it from corruption and manipulation. For us this is a decisive partnership that goes beyond marketing and branding purposes, but wants to show clearly our social responsibility
Antonio Ricci, CEO of Betaland