GLMS makes new appointment to executive committee

Lori Sullivan replaces Sami Kauhanen at the GLMS.
Lori Sullivan replaces Sami Kauhanen at the GLMS.

The state lottery betting watchdog has elected Lori Sullivan, chief operating officer of Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

Switzerland.- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has elected Lori Sullivan to its executive committee.

Sullivan is chief operating officer at the Canadian provincial operator, Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG).

She replaces Sami Kauhanen, who left his position as vice president of wagering at Finland’s Veikkaus in August to head up the country’s horse racing and stud breeding association, Suomi Hippos.

Sulivan has almost a decade in the lottery and gaming sector. She currently oversees sports betting, regulatory compliance, social responsibility, responsible gambling and player protection at OLG, which joined the GLMS a year ago.

She was previously a corporate lawyer as a partner at the law firm Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg.

GLMS president Ludovico Calvi said: “I am confident that Lori will enhance the profile and awareness of GLMS among North American industry partners, stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, sport organisations and law enforcement agencies.

“It is one of our strategic priorities to acquire new members in North America, as many states and provinces are regulating sports betting and there is a need to advocate and educate legislators and policy makers on best practices for creating and implementing effective integrity measures for a responsible and sustainable betting market environment.”

Headquartered in Lausanne, Vaud, GLMS is the state lottery industry’s mutualised integrity watchdog for sports betting.

The body began in Europe as the ELMS in 2009 and went international in 2015. It shares sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in ensuring sports integrity.

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