GLMS betting alerts decline in Q2 but football cases rise

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) detected 287 alerts and notifications during the second quarter of the year.

Issuing an update for the period between April and June 2022, GLMS revealed that total alerts were down year-on-year by 40%, with geographic distribution showing Europe as the continent generating the most alerts at 156.

Europe was followed by Asia at 59 alerts and notifications, whilst 33 came from the Americas, 27 from Africa and five from Oceania – mirroring regional results in the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) report published yesterday

A market breakdown saw 243 generated results in pre-match time or during play, of which six ‘ended as expected, confirming suspicious odds movements’. 

In total, 18 alerts were classified as ‘red’ – based on suspicious odds changes, GLMS member information, match fixing rumours from a named source and Betfair volume – 82 were yellow and 154 green. The remaining 33 were the result of information from GLMS members or partners. 

A sporting breakdown, meanwhile, saw 252 alerts from football matches, of which 138 came from Europe, 49 from Asia, three from North America, 27 from Africa (constituting all notifications from the continent – three from Oceania and one from the global web.

Following football was esports with 14 alerts, basketball with 13, ice hockey with four, tennis with two and volleyball and handball with one each. 

Of the 287 alerts, the GLMS reported 19 matches to its partners, such as local regulators, law enforcement authorities, relevant sports federations and projects, whilst seven analysis reports were also prepared directly or on request from members. 

Looking back over the quarter, the body also highlighted its participation in the Georgian IntegriSport Next Awareness Raising session, 12th Interpol Match-Fixing Task Force in Abu Dhabi, WLA EL sports betting seminar in Seville, Spain and SBC’s Betting on Sports Europe (BOSE). 

Appearing at BOSE, GLMS Secretary General Ludovico Calvi spoke at the Future of Integration in Tennis Integrity, discussing the importance of sports integrity courses and the success of the International Tennis Integrity Association (ITIA). 

Lastly, three members also joined the organisation during the quarter – Hungary’s Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs (SARA), Greece’s National Platform for Sporting Integrity and the CSFS Foundation for Sport Integrity.

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