The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) alerted eight sporting fixtures to its members and partners in February as it continues its battle against match-fixing.
Publishing its March 2022 newsletter, the industry watchdog noted that two analysis reports were developed at the request of its partners and members to ‘supplement’ internal investigations.
Operationally, March saw the GLMS undertake a ‘successful’ monitoring operation of the Beijing Winter Olympics, supported by Chinese lottery member CSLO, which lent valuable support with analysis, monitoring and real-time inputs.
Additionally, it partnered with the International Olympic Committee to monitor sports betting activity around the games. The Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, with its partners ‘successfully monitored sports betting on all Olympic competitions’.
On top of work undertaken at the Winter Olympics, GLMS monitored the AFCON 2022 tournament, which spilled over into February.
Together with relevant lottery partners, the system participated in meetings contributing to the protection of the integrity of the competition and ensuring their betting offers.
Particularly, GLMS noted that La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) played an instrumental role in sharing local information and news on a regular basis.
GLMS President Ludovico Calvi commented: “GLMS successfully completed two internal ad-hoc groups, with over 2/3 of our members participating, to monitor, assess, and address any integrity issues surrounding the 2022 AFCON Men’s Cup and then the Beijing Games. GLMS in parallel also supported the IOC in its integrity work during the Games.
“We particularly are proud of our members, MDJS (Morocco) and CSLO (China), who supported our work from the ground respectively in Africa and China, during the two events.”