The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has recently joined the National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy body in the United States, as a silver member. The lottery monitoring system is an integrated platform through which state lotteries are able to monitor and track suspicious betting activity on their gaming portals.
Going forward, the NCPG will receive support from the GLMS in as far as the development of policies and programs to assist problem gamblers is concerned. Fortunately, the GLMS revealed that it has been keeping up to date with a significant portion of the work that the NCPG does in the United States. As such, it will be much easier for GMLS to contribute to various initiatives.
According to Ludovico Calvi, the president of GLMS, the organization as a whole is very delighted about the recent move to join the ranks of National Council of Problem Gambling especially considering the fact that both organizations share the same core values with regards to integrity, social responsibility, and ethics.
“We are looking forward to closely working with the NCPG and also join forces with the objective of disseminating a culture of integrity among key private and public stakeholders in the US, including all major sport leagues and licensed US gaming operators,” he adds.
Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council of Problem Gambling also commented on the partnership and expressed just how excited he was about it. This was not too surprising since, as mentioned above, the organizations have pretty similar core values. Besides, GLMS will be a significant addition to NCPG thanks to its excellent track record.
“I am proud and honored to welcome such a prominent global sport integrity association as GLMS in the NCPG. I am convinced that GLMS will be an extremely active and valuable member which – due to its expertise on all sports betting-related matters – will help NCPG to expand our safer sports betting Initiative to help achieve the highest standards of responsible gaming and sports betting integrity in the US and beyond,” Mr. Whyte noted.
GLMS’ Track Record
In the first half of 2019, the Global Lottery Monitoring System reported a total of 64 suspicious gaming activities to its partners. To sum it all up, the organization sent out a whopping 432 alerts within that period. Majority of the alerts (324) pertained to football matches and were largely (312) related t sporting events in Europe. Out of the total, 25 were red alerts – this typically means that there were very serious irregularities or allegation of match-fixing.
Clearly, the GLMS is quite aggressive in doing its job to ensure that the gambling industry is not plagued by irregularities. This is exactly what it makes it a perfect fit for the NCPG which has also been working round the clock to monitor and clean up various aspects of the world of gambling.