Lausanne, 22 June 2018, The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the Council of Europe have signed today an informal memorandum of understanding regarding the cooperation between GLMS and the Group of Copenhagen (GoC), the network of national platform created by the Council of Europe, as per article 13 of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions CETS 215.
The cooperation mainly concerns the contribution of GLMS to the experimental phase of the GoC’ LogBook. The LogBook has been created as part of the activities of the Group of Copenhagen, to coordinate the receipt and exchange of alerts among the national platforms participating in the Group. GLMS and the Council of Europe will be also working together towards the support of individual national platforms as well.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, states: “GLMS has been very actively and effectively cooperating with the Council of Europe and we are excited to further combine forces at global level with reference to the significant initiative of the Group of Copenhagen and the experimental phase of its operational LogBook. We are looking forward to making our best efforts to contributing to its development and success». Convention Secretary, Mikhael de Thyse, adds«GLMS has showed a strong support to all activities of the Convention Secretariat, including the KCOOS+ project, and we are convinced that GLMS’ network, expertise and experience will play a significant role to the efficient development and activities of the GoC’s LogBook as well».
Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS Deputy General Secretary, evangelos.alexandrakis@glms-
GLMS is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015 extending the network to other continents. GLMS facilitates the sharing of sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports organizations.
GLMS currently has 30 individual Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria, Loterie Nationale – Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija – Croatia, Danske Spil – Denmark, Veikkaus – Finland, La Française Des Jeux – France, Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern – Germany, Opap SA – Greece, Szerencsejatek – Hungary, Islenk Getspa – Iceland, Israel Sports Betting Board - Israel, Lottomatica – Italy, Sisal – Italy, Norsk Tipping – Norway, Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa – Portugal, Stoloto-Russia, Sportna Loterija – Slovenia, Svenska Spel – Sweden, Loterie Romande – Switzerland, Swisslos – Switzerland, Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands, Hong Kong Jockey Club – Hong Kong, Singapore Pools – Singapore, Ktoto Co – South Korea, China Sports Lottery – China, Loto-Québec- Canada, Polla Chilena de Beneficencia – Chile, Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo – Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco, Loterie Nationale du Sénégal – Senegal) and 2 collective Members(European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association)
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About the Group of Copenhagen (GoC)
The Secretariat of the Council of Europe (Sport Conventions Division, DGII) established the “Network of National Platforms” (referred to as the “Group of Copenhagen” in reference to the first meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 5 July 2016) to act within the framework of co-operation activities for the promotion of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention).
The Group of Copenhagen endorsed a betting and non-betting Alert and Surveillance System of suspicious activities providing practical tools which should increase the reactivity and the efficiency of the National Platforms, as well as their transnational co-operation (including as part of monitoring of major international sport events)
The Group of Copenhagen is currently developing a new phase of the System, entitled the “Logbook”. The key idea is to set up a multi-sourced data collection process of all betting and non-betting alerts, combined with a data analysis / interpretation process. It should enable the GoC to produce accumulated knowledge capable of helping National Platforms to develop strategies and law enforcement agencies to increase investigations and sanctions against the manipulation of sports competitions.