Over the first quarter of 2019, Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) reported 33 sporting events to its partners out of 198 alerts generated over suspicious betting activities. Alerts to partners cover a wide range of sports over this quarter, including soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, esports and ice hockey.
GLMS is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system for sports betting. Its brief is to detect and analyze suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition.
In North America, there were four alerts for soccer, three for tennis, two for basketball and one for esports. In Latin America, soccer generated 18 alerts, with basketball triggering four alerts.
Said GLMS: “The majority of the reports triggered concerned football for which we have noticed irregularities during daily monitoring. Twelve matches were reported to UEFA and eight matches were reported to FIFA. The remaining reports were shared with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), La Liga, the E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), Interpol, RFEF Victoria Police, BWF or Local gaming regulators.
President Ludovico Calvi stated: “GLMS is a Global Integrity association and, therefore, it is of the utmost importance for us to be fully transparent regarding the results of our Monitoring and Intelligence activities. 2019 started very dynamically for GLMS, having reported a significant number of suspicious matches to all our members and partners. GLMS shall go on making its best efforts to further enhance the quality of our integrity operations, in the highest interest of sport ethics and the credibility of sport.”