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Partnership covers sharing of betting information

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish the sharing of betting integrity information.

"CONCACAF follows a multi-step approach in the fight against match-fixing in order be able to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to potential cases with zero tolerance," said Dr. Laila Mintas, Director of Sports Integrity at CONCACAF.

CONCAF already has partnerships in place with FIFA EWS and Sportradar for the monitoring of betting on a range of CONCACAF and regional competitions for the 2014-2015 season.

"ESSA is a recognised world leader when it comes to identifying, tracking and tracing suspicious betting behaviour and we are committed to working closely with responsible and committed sporting bodies," said Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA. "I am therefore delighted that we have reached this important information sharing agreement with CONCACAF."

This latest partnership strengthens the Association's resolve to protect sporting events and regulated betting markets from criminal elements that seek to profit from manipulating sport, CONCACAF concluded.

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