GLMS welcomes SAZKA within the GLMS family
Lausanne, 27 December 2018, SAZKA has today joined the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). SAZKA, an innovative sports betting operator and a very prominent sponsor of sport at all levels in the Czech Republic for decades, has become the 32nd individual member of GLMS. The joining of SAZKA further strengthens the GLMS network and the efficiency and added-value of the GLMS intelligence global network against sports competition manipulations.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, states: “We are delighted to welcome SAZKA to the GLMS family. With its membership, SAZKA once again proves its commitment to responsible and sustainable sports betting operations. I am particularly pleased with this membership because I consider SAZKA management very innovative minded and above all a great supporter of sport values. I am convinced that this membership will further enhance our efforts to address the phenomenon of sport competition manipulations globally and effectively”.
Robert Chvátal, CEO of SAZKA, adds: “SAZKA is delighted to join this unique global alliance of Lotteries that have joined forces to safeguard the credibility of sports, fully in line with the core lottery integrity mission and values. We look forward to contributing to and benefiting from the intelligence work of GLMS as well as all its sports integrity services.
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 32 individual Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria, Loterie Nationale – Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija – Croatia, SAZKA – Czech Republic, 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, Maltco Lotteries Ltd – Malta, 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).
GLMS has 2 associate Members: Scientific Games International (SGI), INTRALOT