Scientific Games becomes first lottery sports betting GLMS member

Scientific Games becomes first lottery sports betting GLMS member

Monday, September 24, 2018 Posted by News Team
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Scientific Games will gain access to suspicious activity alerts and training materials


Scientific Games has become an associate member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the first lottery sports betting supplier to join the sporting integrity monitoring network for state lotteries. 

Created jointly by the World Lottery Association and European Lotteries in 2015, GLMS was established to detect and analyse suspicious betting activity to uphold the integrity of sporting competitions.

While GLMS’ membership is comprised predominantly of lottery operators, it launched its associate membership programme in May this year, allowing any company supplying sports betting services to lotteries to join. 

As an associate member, Scientific Games will receive summaries of global alerts on suspicious betting patterns, as well as gaining access to education and prevention tools and the GLMS information network. 

“I am pleased to welcome Scientific Games within the GLMS network,” GLMS president Ludovico Calvi said. "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,” Calvi continued. “We are looking forward to welcoming further GLMS associate members in the near future.”

Scientific Games senior vice president of global lottery systems Pat McHugh said he had been very impressed by GLMS’ growth over the past year, and that the supplier was honoured to support its work.

“The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding,” he said. “Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”

In other news, former Scientific Games chief executive Kevin Sheehan has resigned from the company's board of directors and terminated his executive advisor role, effective September 17th. Sheehan, who had been named CEO of the business in 2016, was replaced by Barry Cottle in May this year. 

His resignation came days after corporate legal advisor Viet Dinh stepped down from his board position. Dinh, who served as assistant US Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 during the Bush Administration, has been named chief legal officer of New Fox, a new media business established by Rupert Murdoch following the sale of the majority of 21st Century Fox's assets to Walt Disney Co.


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