Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games”) became today the first lottery sports betting supplier that will support the Global Lottery Monitoring System (“GLMS”) through the new GLMS Associate Membership programme, which was launched following a resolution of the GLMS General Assembly of May 2018.
The GLMS is a lottery industry mutualized monitoring system on sports betting aimed at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition. Under this programme, lottery suppliers with an interest in safeguarding the integrity of sports betting, can join GLMS as associate members.
A supplier with a proven commitment to the highest level of integrity and security, Scientific Games has 45 years of experience providing global lotteries with games, technologies and managed services. To serve the newly expanded US sports betting market, Scientific Games has also launched its Managed Trading Services (MTS), an effective risk, liability, and player management service available for sports betting operators. As a GLMS Associate Member, Scientific Games, which will be associated to GLMS visual identity, will receive summaries of global GLMS alerts and have access to the education and prevention tools and the information network that GLMS puts in place for its membership. Scientific Games will also receive sponsorship and communication opportunities at GLMS events.
Commenting on this development, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi states: “I am pleased to welcome Scientific Games within the GLMS network. The inclusion of Scientific Games as the first lottery supplier GLMS Associate Member further enhances our efforts to become a truly global sports integrity body. We warmly thank Scientific Games for this support in the massive fight against manipulations of sport competitions, which also shows their strong commitment to responsible and sustainable sports betting. We are looking forward to welcoming further GLMS associate members in the near future.”
Pat McHugh, Senior VP Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, adds, “We are very impressed by the strong growth of the GLMS over the past year, and we are honored to support its good efforts now as an Associate Member. The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding. Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”