Sportradar’s Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) was launched on Monday, providing WLA and European lotteries members with monitoring of the various betting markets offered by government-authorized lotteries for profit-only bookmakers in markets around the world.
The Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will supply users with alerts regarding unusual activity and provide lottery members with a platform to communicate with other lotteries and various organizations about suspicious matches.
The system is already being used by a number of law enforcement agencies and sports federations such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.
“Both the EL and the WLA are absolutely committed to honest betting and sports integrity worldwide,” said European Lotteries President Friedrich Stickler. “We recognize the role we play in helping safeguard that spirit. The GLMS will give our members a unique, global view into betting behavior and irregular betting patterns.”
“Indeed, monitoring constitutes a significant tool to detect fraud and manipulations and is a necessary step for the effective fight against match-fixing and I am confident that the GLMS will provide sport and society with a significant helping hand in keeping sport competitions safe and clean, taking the monitoring work onto a higher level,” Stickler added.
Stickler also said that the two lottery companies from Asia joining the GLMS is significant given the fact that Asia accounts for the biggest part of the global sports betting activity.
“The world lottery community is gaining momentum in its efforts to combat match-fixing and to preserve the integrity of sports. The launch of the GLMS is a testament to that fact,” said WLA President, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet. “Our cooperation with the EL in founding the GLMS, aided by the Sportradar’s state-of-the-art technology, will help us unite our member lotteries across five continents in the fight against fraud in sports.
Moner-Banet thanked Denmark’s Danske Spil, which will host the operational headquarters of the GLMS, and thanked participating lottery members for funding the GLMS.
“Our Fraud Detection System has been relied upon by sports federations for over a decade now and has recently been used by law enforcement agencies to initiate or support criminal prosecutions, so I am delighted to see that as well as working with them, our System will now underpin the Global Lottery Monitoring System,” said Sportradar’s CEO Carsten Koerl.