In the first 6 months of 2018, GLMS reported 42 matches to its partners out of our 355 alerts in the first half of 2018. 23 matches were reported to UEFA and 8 matches were reported to FIFA. Most reports were triggered from Football which we have noticed irregularities during daily monitoring. The rest of the alerts were sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) or Local Gaming Authorities.
Out of these 355 alerts that were created in the first half of 2018, 282 were created before the start of the match while 27 alerts were based on in-play odds changes. 46 alerts were triggered after matches had ended. Out of these 355 alerts, 37 were code red and 76% of these matches ended as expected. There were 131 yellow alerts where 69% of them ended as expected. There were 132 green alerts and the rest are request or information provided from our Members or Partners.
In order to reach a report, GLMS first generates an alert, each time an irregularity in terms of betting pat-terns is detected. An alert generated leads to thorough consultation with the GLMS Members, as well as a deep investigation on potential grounds that could justify the irregularity detected in the odds changes. When the irregularity cannot be justified on objective grounds and also the information received from GLMS Members (also regarding the money flows) further indicate an irregularity, then GLMS issues a report.
Football was by far the sport which generated the vast majority of alerts, with 264 alerts in the first half of the year. There were 46 alerts from Basketball and 15 were from Tennis. Out of the 355 alerts, 28 alerts were alerted due to suspicious odds changes mainly reported during in-play. 145 alerts were created due to significant odds changes, 68% of which ended as expected. 79 alerts were created due to team related news or motivation adjustments while the rest of them were generated following requests from members or partners.