New York-listed Scientific Games has become the first lottery sports betting supplier to join the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the monitoring system used by state lotteries to combat sports-related corruption.

The supplier will support the new GLMS associate membership programme which was launched following a resolution of the GLMS General Assembly in May.

The GLMS noted that Scientific Games had a proven commitment to the highest level of integrity and security, with 45 years of experience providing global lotteries with games, technologies and managed services. This includes its newly launched Managed Trading Services (MTS) platform, a player management service to serve the newly expanded US sports betting market.

As a GLMS associate member, Scientific Games will receive summaries of global GLMS alerts and have access to the education and prevention tools, as well as the information network, that GLMS puts in place for its membership.

“I am pleased to welcome Scientific Games within the GLMS network,” said GLMS president Ludovico Calvi. “The inclusion of Scientific Games as the first lottery supplier GLMS associate member further enhances our efforts to become a truly global sports integrity body.

“We warmly thank Scientific Games for this support in the massive fight against manipulations of sport competitions, which also shows their strong commitment to responsible and sustainable sports betting. We are looking forward to welcoming further GLMS associate members in the near future.”

Scientific Games senior vice president of global lottery systems Pat McHugh added: "We are very impressed by the strong growth of the GLMS over the past year, and we are honored to support its good efforts now as an associate member.

“The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding. Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NYQ:SGMS) closed up 3.07 per cent at $26.90 per share in New York Thursday.

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