Five sporting fixtures have been flagged to the Global Lottery Monitoring System in January as part of its battle against match-fixing.
Publishing its monthly newsletter for February, the GLMS also noted that three analysis reports were developed upon request of members and partners to supplement internal investigations.
Updating stakeholders, GLMS welcomed the arrival of its new General Secretary Luca Esposito after a rigorous due diligence process and gaining the full backing of the Executive Committees of the WLA and EL.
The monitoring board stated: “Luca currently serves as WLA Executive Director – a position he will retain while assuming the duties of GLMS General Secretary. GLMS remains an independent entity and all appropriate controls and governance will be in place to ensure integrity of operations and data collection/management will be upheld.”
Elsewhere, GLMS partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fight against the manipulation of sporting competition through collaboration and education.
Aiming to clean up sporting competitions, the partnership will see GLMS and IOC link through a strategy of ‘effective information sharing’ and launching co-ordinated education campaigns.
Furthermore, the body monitored the ongoing African Cup of Nations 2022 tournament in tandem with its lottery partners. Working towards the protection of sports integrity, the group involves 2/3 of GLMS’ members and has been meeting and regularly exchanging information, risks, analyses of their respective markets, and any relevant observations during the tournament.
Lastly, looking forward to the Winter Olympics, GLMS will be working closely with the Chinese lottery member, CSLO, who will be supporting with analysis, monitoring and real-time support to uphold the sporting integrity.