The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) for sports betting held its inaugural General Assembly on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting marks the establishment of the GLMS as a non-profit association, mandated by the world lottery community to monitor sports betting activity for irregular betting patterns in an effort to combat corruption in sports.
The impetus to establish such a monitoring system came through a joint effort of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the European State Lotteries and Toto Association (EL) in 2012. The GLMS will be built upon the existing European Lottery Monitoring System (ELMS) for sports betting, which was established by the EL and has been officially operational in Europe since 2009. The GLMS will implement the most up-to-date technology, offering its members global coverage on sports betting activity, service around the clock 365 days a year, and automatic alerts on live betting.