Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has published its 2019 Monitoring & Intelligence Report, complete with a full update on activities, partner views and a message from its President, Ludovico Calvi.

Over the course of 2019, GLMS has alerted 157 matches to its partners. The vast majority of the alerts went to football partners FIFA and UEFA (98 alerts). In terms of alerts to members, these totaled 787, 32 of which went to North America and 65 to South America. By way of contrast, European members attracted the highest number of alerts with 570.

Breaking down those figures for North America, there were 11 alerts for soccer, two for basketball, four for tennis, one for esports, eight for ice hockey and six for American football. South America’s 65 alerts were split between soccer with 59, basketball with five and tennis with one.

In his message to partners and members, Calvi wrote: “As you will read from our report, we were quite operationally active throughout the year, flagging early warning signs based on evidence and data related to sporting events across countless categories to our partners; as well as collaborating and delivering critical analysis and intelligence in our reports to our GLMS stakeholders, upon request.

“As we look ahead to 2020, we will continue in our effort to expand our global membership base. We are also planning to open a new Integrity Hub in Canada, following Hong Kong to further consolidate the process of globalization of GLMS targeting North American jurisdictions.”