GLMS issues 11 April alerts in highest single-month figures of 2022

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The Global Lottery Monitoring System alerted 11 games to its members and partners in April as it continues its quest to eradicate manipulation in sports competitions.

Publishing its May 2022 newsletter, the industry watchdog revealed double-digit figures for the first time this year, following the previous high of eight in February. March saw four alerts raised by the team while five were recorded in January.

GLMS also noted the development of one analysis report that was requested by its members to ‘supplement’ internal investigations.

Additionally, GLMS shared the “successful” meetings it staged in April to raise awareness of its work and tools.

Legal and projects manager Cassandra Fernandes engaged with law enforcement authorities in Cyprus on April 5-6 before being accompanied onsite by General Secretary Luca Esposito in Malta on April 26-27.

The GLMS team delivered sessions on its integrity reports, followed by a peer to peer exchange including members of law enforcement, the prosecution service, as well as Interpol, the Spanish police and the Hungarian Prosecutorial service.

Meanwhile, on April 6, Esposito delivered a session on the work of GLMS and monitoring and analysis at the Corporate University week for lottery executives, organised by European Lotteries, a co-founding and collective GLMS member.

Esposito and Fernandes were also present on April 6-7 for the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention Statutory Committee, a meeting to discuss manipulation of sports competitions.

GLMS also received its licence from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario on April 3 as the Canadian province launched its new online gaming market.

Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President, commented: “The association was heavily engaged in education activities once again in April, together with its partner project, Integrisport Next.

“We were also delighted that the Ontario Gaming Regulatory Authority, with whom we have a strong working relationship on developing regulatory matters, attributed GLMS with a licence as a sports integrity body in Ontario, where our lottery member, OLG, operates.

“In policy, as Permanent observers to the Macolin Convention Committee, we attended the latest meeting and contributed to the developments in monitoring and compliance being developed as well as new education initiatives.”