Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) the Swiss body through which state lottery operators look to tackle corruption in sport, has agreed a new partnership with the Norwegian Gaming Authority.

Through the agreement, GLMS and the Norwegian regulator will share information on irregular betting patterns, and have agreed to work closely with one another on future anti-match-fixing initiatives.

This, GLMS said, will further strengthen the Norwegian national platform established to combat match-fixing under Article 13 of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions.

"We have been cooperating with the Norwegian Regulatory Authority for some years now and we have had the opportunity to know them better through our Norwegian member, Norsk Tipping," GLMS president Ludovico Calvi said of the new partnership.

"We have always been impressed by their professional attitude and socially responsible approach and we are therefore thrilled to further strengthen our relations and enhance our joint work in the massive fight to safeguard the integrity of sports."

Norwegian Gaming Authority director Henrik Nordahl added: "The Norwegian Gaming Authority, also leading the work of the Norwegian national platform, has been taking the problem of sporting competition manipulation very seriously.

"GLMS through its member in Norway, Norsk Tipping, has been already contributing to enhance our efforts," Nordahl said. "We are delighted to now further strengthen relations and work together even more closely."

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