GLMS Welcomes Three New Associations in its Hunt for Integrity
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has the membership of three entities, filling three new categories of associate membership since the launch of its updated Statutes following the GLMS General Meeting in September 2020 – CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity, the Hungarian Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs and the Greek National Platform.
GLMS is a not-for-profit association ensuring sports betting integrity and contributing to the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions. GLMS’ Statutes permit associate membership to all entities engaged in enhancing sports integrity (public entities, sport entities, suppliers to lotteries and other entities generally involved in the fight against sports manipulations), to facilitate the secure exchange of information and enable enhanced coordination with the lottery member. With these types of memberships, GLMS endeavours to play its role in encouraging such coordinated actions in education, detection and investigations.
In addition, under the International Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, to which GLMS is a Permanent Observer, Parties are required to establish national platforms – a national forum bringing together all relevant stakeholders to effectively prevent, detect and sanction manipulations of sports competitions and to foster cross-stakeholder co-operation.
Luca Esposito, GLMS General Secretary commented on the new memberships, “Exchanging information is paramount in the fight against manipulation of sports competitions, expanding our membership to include the growing stakeholders involved in the sports and sports betting community helps us in achieving our objective to preserve the integrity of sport.”
Given the expansion of the domain of sports integrity in recent years, and the legalisation of sports betting in many more countries, there has been a recognition of the need for a global, cross-sectorial and integrated approach to protect sports integrity and tackle sports competition manipulations has been recognized. With sport integrity being a particularly specific area, GLMS and its member lotteries understand the need to be able to work with other stakeholders to tackle effectively the phenomenon of sports corruption and generate real value for our member lotteries and society as a whole. GLMS has steadily collaborated with relevant stakeholders in the field for the benefit of its membership, notably sport organizations and public authorities.