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This week the Malta Gaming Authority and Malta Police signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the two groups working together to fight illegal betting in the country.
The memorandum will see the two groups sharing information on illegal gambling activities on the island nation, working together to shutter the operations. Malta is a gambling hub, generating a large number of gaming licenses for operators and software groups. Now, it appears that the island is working to clean up their own house.
Commenting on the agreement Malta Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said, "In an ever-changing complex world, policing has become more challenging, necessitating the establishment of solid partnerships with other government agencies and NGOs as well as with society in general, this in order to ensure effective law enforcement throughout.
"The signing of this MOU with the MGA is one in a string of initiatives which the Malta Police Force under my charge has embarked upon over the past months, aimed at combating criminality in general, whilst it goes to show our strong commitment to tackling two of the most challenging crime categories, namely financial and computer-related crime."
MGA Head Heathcliff Farrugia added: "This Memorandum of Understanding will continue to strengthen the good relationship there is between the MGA and the MPF.
"Apart from having a closer collaboration, through this MOU, both parties are also agreeing to share their respective knowledge and to formally provide technical training to each other. This agreement is testament to the ongoing efforts of the two entities in continuing their fight against illegal gaming activities in Malta."