The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has received a registration licence to act as an integrity association in the newly regulated igaming market of Ontario.
Sustaining its support for its member lottery the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the GLMS was awarded the licence by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and will aid with monitoring and education services.
OLG’s Chief Land-Based Gaming and Business Development Officer, Lori Sullivan, who is also a member of the GLMS Executive Committee, commented: “OLG is a globally recognised responsible operator that is proud to work with the GLMS and its other members to uphold sport integrity in a safe and secure global marketplace for digital and retail sports.”
The body has already maintained a relationship with AGCO, providing it with resources in the makeup for its standards for gaming report which was published last year.
Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President, added: “I am delighted that GLMS has become one of the first registered integrity bodies to win approval from the AGCO. GLMS has always supported regulated, responsible, and sustainable betting market environments, as bans have often favoured the proliferation of the black market, criminal organisations and match-fixing.
“GLMS has effectively cooperated with AGCO since 2021 in providing key provisions in the process of defining the standards and requirements for sport and event betting embedded today within AGCO’s Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming.
“We believe that the standards set by AGCO will create a sustainable sports betting market in Ontario and can be considered a best practice for other Canadian provinces. We are very excited to provide integrity services to our current and future members in Ontario and other provinces.”