United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS) – formerly known as Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) – has accepted three new members to its roster that helps combat competition manipulation and preserve sports integrity.
The three companies who have had their applications approved are La Tinka, OpenBet and the Norwegian Gambling Authority.
La Tinka is a Peruvian-based lottery and sports betting operator with more than 6,000 retail stores around the country. Through contributions, the company also supports local charities that aid social programs focused on children, women and elderly people.
OpenBet, a provider of sports betting platforms to online and retail operators, joins ULIS as an associate member.
With over 25 years of experience, OpenBet has partnered with some of the biggest sports betting, lottery, casino and tribal operators. Seven World Lottery Association members currently operate its sportsbook platform.
As the regulator for private and state-operated lotteries in Norway, the Norwegian Gambling Authority controls Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto, which offer gambling and parimutuel betting on horse racing respectively. The authority’s match-fixing unit acts as coordinator of the Norwegian national platform against sports manipulation.
GLMS underwent a rebranding to ULIS last month to reflect the development of its activities which have evolved over the years to now offer more than just monitoring. They include education, training and prevention programs, knowledge building, intelligence studies, stakeholder influence management and policy making.