After years of development, the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the European Lotteries (EL) are proud to announce that the Global Lottery Monitoring System for sports betting (GLMS) went live today. Powered by Sportradar, the GLMS will provide member lotteries with extensive monitoring of the various betting markets offered by government-authorized lotteries and for-profit-only bookmakers. The GLMS will utilize Sportradar’s unrivaled technology to provide member lotteries with alerts, and a platform for users to communicate effectively about potentially suspicious matches.
Commenting on the launch of the GLMS, Friedrich Stickler, GLMS President and EL President, stated: “Both the EL and the WLA are absolutely committed to honest betting and sports integrity worldwide. We recognize the role we play in helping safeguard that spirit. The GLMS, powered by Sportradar, will give our Members a unique, global view into betting behavior and irregular betting patterns. Indeed, monitoring constitutes a significant tool to detect fraud and manipulations and is a necessary step for the effective fight against match-fixing and I am confident that the GLMS will provide sport and society with a significant helping hand in keeping sport competitions safe and clean, taking the monitoring work onto a higher level. It is of great importance that two lotteries from Asia have joined the GLMS given the fact that Asia accounts for the biggest part of the global sports betting activity. I am excited that the EL and the WLA have taken this bold step to eliminate the threat of match-fixing and preserve the integrity of sports”.
WLA President, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet added, “The world lottery community is gaining momentum in its efforts to combat match-fixing and to preserve the integrity of sports. The launch of the GLMS is a testament to that fact. Our cooperation with the EL in founding the GLMS, aided by the Sportradar’s state-of-the-art technology, will help us unite our member lotteries across five continents in the fight against fraud in sports. Through the GLMS we look forward to continuing our partnership with the IOC and FIFA, providing them with information on irregular betting patterns in accordance with our respective agreements. I would like to extend my warmest appreciation to all that have helped make the GLMS a reality, in particular Danske Spil who will host the operational headquarters of the GLMS. The GLMS is funded by our member lotteries, which are more than ever determined to preserve the integrity of sports and protect the integrity of their products. We wish the GLMS a successful start, and success well into the future.”
Also commenting on the GLMS launch, Sportradar’s CEO Carsten Koerl said: “Our Fraud Detection System has been relied upon by sports federations for over a decade now and has recently been used by law enforcement agencies to initiate or support criminal prosecutions, so I am delighted to see that as well as working with them, our System will now underpin the Global Lottery Monitoring System. This partnership is absolutely in step with the spirit of the recent EPAS Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, which calls for practical and effective collaboration between stakeholders. We heed that call and look forward to working with the WLA and the EL to keep sport honest, credible and exciting”.