GLMS President discusses the State of the States: Sports Betting in the USA at the ICE VOX Conference
5 February 2019
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended the ICE VOX Conference on February 4th 2018 in London, UK. Ludovico was part of the high-level panel “State of the States: Sports Betting in the USA” focusing on the legislative outlook and sports integrity matters in the US market following the recent Department of Justice’s (DoJ) opinion on the Wire-Act.
GLMS and RFEF join forces to safeguard the integrity of Spanish Football
28 January 2019
GLMS and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) concluded today an agreement with the objective to share information regarding irregular betting patters in relation to Spanish football. The two organisations will be also making their best efforts to collaborate with reference to projects/initiatives regarding the general fight against manipulations of sport competitions.
GLMS Training Workshop
16 January 2019
GLMS is organising on 29 January a training workshop at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, with the objective to train its Members on the GLMS monitoring and intelligence platform but also explore how Lotteries and sport can further join forces to disseminate a culture of integrity
GLMS welcomes SAZKA within the GLMS family
27 December 2018
SAZKA has joined the GLMS. SAZKA, an innovative sports betting operator and a very prominent sponsor of sport at all levels in the Czech Republic for decades, has become the 32nd individual member of GLMS. The joining of SAZKA further strengthens the GLMS network and the efficiency and added-value of the GLMS intelligence global network.
GLMS Statement on the Final report of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis
20 December 2018
The Independent Review Panel published on December 19 its final report. The Recommendations of the Final Report of the Panel include the removal of incentives for breaches of integrity, the establishment of a newly-empowered TIU with an independent supervisory board, education measures, greater co-operation and collaboration with the betting sector. National authorities are also recommended to develop national regulation and ratify the Macolin Convention.
INTRALOT joins GLMS as an Associate Member
17 December 2018
INTRALOT joined today the Global Lottery Monitoring System, as an associate member. One of the most experienced lottery sports-betting supplier, offering for decades innovative sports betting solutions to Lotteries all over the world, INTRALOT will be associated to the GLMS visual identity, will receive summaries of global GLMS alerts and have access to the education and prevention tools and the information network that GLMS puts in place for its membership base
GLMS publishes its Code of Conduct
5 December 2018
GLMS published today its Code of Conduct. The Code applies to everyone engaged with the GLMS family, including members (individual and associate), partners, employees and Executive Committee Members. The Code was unanimously adopted by the GLMS membership base at the GLMS General Meeting in Buenos Aires on November 20.
GLMS, IOC and Argentinian officials discuss risks related to match-fixing
21 November 2018
In a press conferences jointly organised by the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the Association of Argentinian Lotteries (ALEA), in Buenos Aires, a series of high level speakers discussed issues related to illegal sports betting regulation and sport competition manipulations in Argentina, a country that has experienced over the last months a number of relevant scandals, notably in tennis.
Europol and GLMS join forces to combat sport competition manipulations
14 November 2018
GLMS and Europol, signed on November 15 in The Hague an MoU. The agreement will see the two entities share information and be in constant consultation over sport competition manipulations and related organised crime investigations
GLMS and Victoria Police join forces to safeguard the integrity of Australian sports
GLMS and Victoria Police have joined forces and shall share information regarding irregular betting patterns in order to detect and prevent sports betting manipulations in Australian sport. GLMS will be providing Victoria Police with information on irregular betting patterns or insider betting that is taking place in connection with sport competitions throughout Australia
GLMS President discusses the business of Sports Betting in the US at G2E Betting Symposium
12 October 2018
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended the Sports Betting Symposium at the Global Gaming Expo on October 11th 2018 in Las Vegas, US. Ludovico discussed with a high-level panel of US Sports Leagues and Gaming Industry stakeholders the status of the US Sports Betting legalization process.Full intervention of Ludovico Calvi can be viewed here.
GLMS mid-term monitoring report 2018
8 October 2018
GLMS published its mid-term 2018 monitoring report with some key results of its monitoring and intelligence work over the first 6 months of 2018. GLMS reported 42 matches to its partners out of our 355 alerts in the first half of 2018.
Full Report available here
US Sports Betting: GLMS President presents threats and opportunities to US Lotteries
27 September 2018
GLMS President attended from 25-27 September the NASPL Conference in Cleveland, joining a high level discussion on Sports Betting post PASPA repeal.
Ludovico highlighted GLMS full support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments.
CoE, Lotteries, sport and public authorities join their voice for the importance of the Macolin Convention
25 September 2018
GLMS together with its collective Members, EL and WLA joined more than 200 stakeholders coming from public authorities, sport organisations, law enforcement agencies, in sending out a strong message for the entry into force of the Macolin Convention
GLMS President discusses the US sports betting landscape at the BOS Conference
20 September 2018
GLMS President attended the Betting on Sports Conference on 19 September in London. Ludovico was part of the high-level panel “Holding Integrity” focusing on sports integrity matters mainly in the US market following the repeal of PASPA.
GLMS President presents GLMS intelligence system to law enforcement authorities
11 September 2018
GLMS President attended on 11 September, the INTERPOL Integrity taskforce in Lyon, France, where he presented to an audience of more than 100 individuals, mainly coming from national law enforcement agencies, the new GLMS monitoring system, powered by TXODDS.
GLMS and the Gambling Commission of Great Britain formalise their partnership
30 August 2018
Sharing a commitment to protect the integrity of sports and sports betting, under the agreement, GLMS and the Commission will exchange information on suspicious betting to help safeguard the interests of British consumers.
GLMS welcomes Maltco Lotteries Ltd within the GLMS family
3 July 2018
Maltco Lotteries Ltd has on July 3 become the 31stMember of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Maltco has been a firm and traditional supporter of sport of all levels in Malta and with a long-standing commitment to responsible gaming operations in all its products.
GLMS signs agreement with the CoE to contribute to Group of Copenhagen’s monitoring activities
22 June 2018
The GLMS and the CoE have signed ton June 22 an informal memorandum of understanding regarding the cooperation between GLMS and the Group of Copenhagen (GoC), the network of national platform created by the Council of Europe, as per article 13 of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions CETS 215.
GLMS concludes agreement with Norwegian Gaming Authority
21 June 2018
GLMS and the Norwegian Gaming Authority have reached an agreement. The two entities will be sharing key information on irregular betting patterns and will be strengthening relations and cooperation when it comes to the overall fight against the phenomenon of competition manipulations.
GLMS welcomes results of Swiss referendum on online gambling
12 June 2018
Swiss voters clearly and massively approved the reform of Swiss gambling law. The new law, formally legalises online gambling in Switzerland but only allows local operators with a land-based presence in the Swiss gambling market to operate online betting.
GLMS further expands its membership with the addition of Stoloto in Russia
11 June 2018
GLMS had the pleasure to welcome the Russian Lottery, Stoloto to its Association. Just before the official opening of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 in Russia, GLMS network has been further strengthened with one more member, which will contribute to the monitoring activities by GLMS through information directly from Russia.
GLMS President, MEPs and stakeholders call for the entry into force of the Macolin Convention
5 June 2018
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, was one of the key stakeholders convened on June 5 by MEP Bogdan Wenta (EPP, Poland) at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the status of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention).
GLMS and the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority conclude agreement
28 May 2018
The Global Lottery Monitoring System concluded on May 28 an agreement with the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified that falls within the operational scope of the Lithuanian authority.
GLMS and the TIU join their forces to keep tennis free of manipulations
15 May 2018
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) and the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have signed an MoU agreeing to work closely together to combat match-fixing in tennis, through the secure sharing of information on irregular betting patterns as well as education and prevention initiatives.
GLMS network further strengthened with new member from Iceland - Islensk Getspa
9 May 2018
Islensk Getspa became the 30th individual member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). An experienced sports betting operator and a traditional and firm supporter of Icelandic sport values of all levels – as all GLMS Members – Islensk Getspa further strengthens the “glocal” network of GLMS, which combines local presence and global monitoring reach.
GLMS and esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) join forces to safeguard the integrity of esports
4 May 2018
Given the rise of esports betting at a global level, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), have stipulated an agreement with the objective of working together to identify and report any potential irregularities and suspicious betting patterns with regards to esports competitions.
GLMS statement on Independent Interim report on tennis integrity
The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis was published on Wednesday April 25. GLMS welcomes the recommendations of the Interim Independent Review and looks forward to further cooperating with the TIU towards its implementation.
GLMS services presented at the ALA Seminar on Sports Betting.
18 April 2018
On 16-18 April 2018 the African Lottery Association (ALA) hosted in Casablanca its Sports Betting Seminar which attracted more than 100 delegates mainly coming from Lotteries in Africa. The delegates had the chance to listen to presentations from high level speakers, representing the betting sector, the Council of Europe and the International Olympic Committee
UEFA slams Skenderbeu with 10-year European ban
3 April 2018
Albania’s leading club KF Skënderbeu has been issued with a 10-year ban from European competition by UEFA for matchfixing. Skënderbeu were also handed a €1 million fine for fixing more than 50 matches. Skenderbeu were given a year-long suspension from European competition served in 2016-17 for matchfixing. That decision was upheld by CAS.
GLMS General Secretary highlights the significance of GLMS at the Betting on Football Conference
21 March 2018
GLMS General Secretary, Giancarlo Sergi, acted as a speaker in the sports integrity panel of the Betting on Football Conference, presenting the new GLMS monitoring system and its global outreach, and urged for the entry into force of the Macolin Convention.
GLMS President opens up new operational hub in Hong Kong
19 March 2018
The President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), Ludovico Calvi announced on 15 March the official opening of the GLMS New Hub at the Hong Kong Jockey Club premises. GLMS and The Hong Kong Jockey Club have consolidated their strong cooperation by setting up an operational hub at the Club’s premises with the objective to monitor, detect, analyse and report irregular and suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of sport competitions
GLMS President presents GLMS mission and vision to high level Chinese stakeholders
20 March 2018
On March 20 the GLMS President has presented to our Chinese public stakeholders, China Sports Lottery Operations, China Sports Lottery Administration Center, China Ministry of Finance, Chinese Super League and China Ministry of Security the GLMS strategic objectives and new vision and mission.
9 March 2018
GLMS and Lotteries join forces with the Council of Europe and key stakeholders to keep crime out of sport
The project Keep Crime out of Sport+ (KCOOS+) was officially launched today in Strasbourg. Following the success of the KCOOS project, the CoE together with key partners and stakeholders, and a number of states launched today the follow-up project which will seek to go even deeper and further and have a world-wide impact.
Giancarlo Sergi appointed as new GLMS General Secretary
GLMS reinforces its management to deliver strongly in 2018/2019 and beyond
GLMS Executive Committee has announced today the appointment of Giancarlo Sergi, as GLMS General Secretary, and Vagelis Alexandrakis as the GLMS Deputy Secretary General.
19 arrests in Spanish football match-fixing probe
19 February 2018
At least 19 people were arrested in Spain on Monday (Feb 19) in an operation into alleged match-fixing in the country’s lower leagues, police sources said.
Arrests were made across the country, including in Barcelona, the sources said. The operation into alleged fraud and corruption is being led by a court in Zafra in the west of Spain.
GLMS and the IOC join forces to safeguard the integrity of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
6 February 2018
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) signed an agreement with the objective to detect and prevent any risk of manipulation of competition at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The GLMS will reinforce the practice of technical intelligence by the IOC during the upcoming Games.
GLMS formalises cooperation with FIFA to safeguard the integrity of football
24 January 2018
GLMS has signed a cooperation agreement with FIFA. The agreement formalises the long-lasting cooperation among the two organisations, who will continue their efforts to safeguard the integrity of football competitions.
Evidence from GLMS support Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision
22 January 2018
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has validated the lifetime ban imposed by FIFA’s Disciplinary and Appeal Committees on Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey, supported by evidence by 5 different monitoring systems, including the GLMS.
GLMS hub in Hong Kong now fully operational
3 January 2018
As was announced, the new operational hub in Hong Kong is fully operational since January 1, 2018 and makes the GLMS monitoring operations really global. With the launch of the new operational hub in Hong Kong, GLMS becomes the first and only monitoring system with true global operations and local expertise, comprising sports betting operators from all parts of the globe.
GLMS enters a new era with the launch of the New Monitoring System powered by TXODDS and the opening of New Operational Hub in Hong Kong.
7 December 2017
GLMS announced today the launch of a new cooperation with TXODDS as well as the launch of the new operational hub in Hong Kong, which makes the GLMS monitoring operations really global.
GLMS attends Council of Europe Copenhagen Group meeting
5 December 2017
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended the 5th meeting of the Group of Copenhagen which was held in Bruges on 4-5 December 2018, presenting the key GLMS strategic priorities, the new system, as well as the upcoming further globalisation of the GLMS with the opening of the new hub in Hong Kong in January.
GLMS welcomes National Platforms’ representatives in its Operational Headquarters
10 November 2017
GLMS welcomed on 10 November, at the GLMS Operational Headquarters, representatives of the Finnish and Danish National platforms. The participants discussed certain matches that had raised concerns and also the way GLMS can further support national platforms operationally.
Experts share key points of convergence about sports betting risks and the ways to foster cooperation through national and international networks
19 June 2017
A cycle came to an end with the presentation last week in Strasbourg of four important projects initiated by the European Commission (DG HOME) to address sports betting risks and the overall fight against competitions manipulations.
In Singapore, spotlight on GLMS taking the lead in international sports betting fraud detection
7 November 2016
Sports betting monitoring was very high on the agenda of the 2016 World Lottery Summit (WLS) hosted in Singapore on 6th-9th November. As part of the WLS GLMS held its General Meeting, where GLMS Members had the chance to discuss the future of the association.
Active contribution of GLMS within the European KCOOS project
6 October 2016
GLMS actively contributes to the Council of Europe Project ‘KEEP CRIME OUT OF SPORT (KCOOS)’. This initiative aims at raising awareness and implementing the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions adopted by the Council of Europe.