Speaking at the Conference of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) this week, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi emphasised that due to regulated sports betting, 2018 will be a turning point for the evolution of the US Gaming Landscape.

Joining a high level discussion on Sports Betting post PASPA repeal, Calvi detailed the GLMS’ full support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments since prohibition have often only favoured the proliferation of black markets, criminal orgs and, as a result, sport competition manipulations.

He went onto present presented threats and opportunities for the Lotteries in connection to the world of sport and the need to effectively join the legalisation process and play a key role in the definition of sustainable regulatory frameworks.

He also outlined that the repealing of PASPA has provided a great opportunity for US Gaming to innovate itself and engage young adults and millennials effectively through, digital social engagement and entertainment.

Sports Integrity has been a key debated topic in the US media and Ludovico presented GLMS and its mission to the audience, pointing out the need for a clear and sustainable US sports integrity policy and urged for cooperation among all private and public stakeholders.

The GLMS programme is a lottery industry mutualised monitoring system on sports betting aimed at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of sports competitions.