The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has been awarded a registration license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to act as an integrity association in the province.
Maintaining its support for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the GLMS will provide monitoring and education services in the most populous Canadian province following the opening of its regulated igaming and online sports betting market on April 4.
OLG’s Chief Land-Based Gaming and Business Development Officer, Lori Sullivan, who is also a member of the GLMS Executive Committee, commented: “OLG is a globally recognized responsible operator that is proud to work with the GLMS and its other members to uphold sports integrity in a safe and secure global marketplace for digital and retail sports.”
The body has already maintained a relationship with AGCO, providing it with resources in the makeup for its standards for gaming report which was published last year.
Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President, added: “I am delighted that GLMS has become one of the first registered integrity bodies to win approval from the AGCO. GLMS has always supported regulated, responsible, and sustainable betting market environments, as bans have often favored the proliferation of the black market, criminal organizations, and match-fixing.
“GLMS has effectively cooperated with AGCO since 2021 in providing key provisions in the process of defining the standards and requirements for sport and event betting embedded today within AGCO’s Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming.
“We believe that the standards set by AGCO will create a sustainable sports betting market in Ontario and can be considered a best practice for other Canadian provinces. We are very excited to provide integrity services to our current and future members in Ontario and other provinces.”