regulator the Gaming Control Authority (GCA) has agreed an information sharing
agreement with the betting industry’s integrity body ESSA, with the aim of
guarding against betting-related corruption.
The GCA, which
operates under the Ministry of Finance, and ESSA will exchange information
concerning any suspicious betting identified in ESSA members’ regulated markets
that falls within the Lithuanian regulator’s operational remit.
This latest agreement
follows on from existing partnerships with the UK Gambling Commission, France's
ARJEL, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), the Alderney Gambling Control
Commission, and the Gibraltar Gambling Commission.
Khalid Ali, secretary
general of ESSA, commented: “This is another very positive development in the
fight against betting related corruption. The Lithuanian Gaming Control
Authority has shown a great willingness and desire to cooperate with ESSA and
its responsible regulated operators.
“We have the same
objectives and I hope that others will join us to prevent fixers from
corrupting sport, defrauding betting operators and cheating consumers.”
Virginijus Dauksys, director of the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority, added:
“One of the core goals of the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority is to protect
the interests and rights of players and operators.
betting related corruption presents a clear threat to meeting that objective
and one which we are determined to tackle. We recognise the value in working
with a committed partner such as ESSA to help us to deliver on that aim and to
meeting a common danger with a united approach.”