Underlining the importance of sharing best practices at the Brazilian Sports Integrity Summit
Lausanne, October 3, 2019, GLMS President acted as a speaker on October 2 at the Brazilian Sports Integrity Summit. Organised by the International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk), this landmark Summit created a platform to foster the cooperation between the public and the private sectors with the focus on finding innovative solutions to collectively protect the future of Brazilian sport from competition manipulations and corruption.
It is paramount that the upcoming regulation of sports betting in Brazil can create the conditions for market sustainability in terms of fiscal, commercial and operational feasibility. The fight against illegal operators should also be a prerogative of the regulation while safeguarding the integrity of sports is of key importance in a land where Sport is the country biggest passion. GLMS President, has supported the Brazilian Ministry of Finance in the process of defining the key pillars of the sports betting legislation in Brazil, highlighting, once again, the importance of a sustainable regulatory frameworks, which can combine market needs with social responsibility.
Ludovico pointed out that the legalisation of sport betting in Brazil could also inspire other countries in the region, to work towards a legalisation process with the objective to deal with and prevent the trafficking to illegal betting sites. On this occasion, Ludovico also highlighted the importance of measures against illegal sports betting, as also required by the Council of Europe Convention on Sport Competition Manipulations.
About GLMS (glms-sport.org)
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 3 associate Members: Scientific Games International (SGI), INTRALOT and IGT.
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