The Global Lottery Monitoring System reported 198 alerts on suspicious betting activity, of which it flagged 33.
Switzerland.- Match fixing is a major concern for the gaming industry and that’s why the authorities keep track on bets. State lottery operators track suspicious betting activity through the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), which revealed many alerts recently.
The GLMS revealed 198 alerts during the first quarter of the year, 33 of which were flagged to partners. The system assesses several sports and most of them were from football (128), basketball (37) and ice hockey (15).
UEFA, football’s governing body in Europe, knew of 12 suspicious betting patterns and FIFA only eight. The International Olympic Committee got another three reports.
On the GLMS platform, tennis only generated six alerts. The sport has traditionally been the most suspected of all, with match-fixing mafias acting worldwide.
“GLMS is a Global Integrity association and, therefore, it is of the utmost importance for us to be fully transparent regarding the results of our monitoring and intelligence activities,” GLMS president Ludovico Calvi commented.
“The year started very dynamically for GLMS, having reported a significant number of suspicious matches to all our members and partners,” Calvi explained. “GLMS shall go on making its best efforts to further enhance the quality of our integrity operations, in the highest interest of sport ethics and the credibility of sport.”