The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has obtained a gambling licence from the authorities in Ontario to continue supporting integrity services for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and other licensed operators in the province.
GLMS will use the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) licence to provide OLG with monitoring and education services, which it says are part of its activities to raise awareness of fighting the manipulation of sports competitions.
The body has already cultivated a relationship with AGCO which resulted in it providing the regulator with resources regarding its standards for online gaming that the AGCO published last year.
Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President, said: “I am delighted that GLMS has become one of the first registered integrity bodies to win approval from the AGCO. GLMS has always supported regulated, responsible, and sustainable betting market environments, as bans have often favored the proliferation of the black market, criminal organizations, and match-fixing.
“GLMS has effectively cooperated with AGCO since 2021 in providing key provisions in the process of defining the standards and requirements for sport and event betting embedded today within AGCO’s Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming. We believe that the standards set by AGCO will create a sustainable sports betting market in Ontario and can be considered a best practice for other Canadian provinces. We are very excited to provide integrity services to our current and future members in Ontario and other provinces.”
OLG’s Chief Land-Based Gaming and Business Development Officer,Lori Sullivan, who is also a member of the GLMS Executive Committee, added: “OLG is a globally recognized responsible operator that is proud to work with the GLMS and its other members to uphold sport integrity in a safe and secure global marketplace for digital and retail sports.”